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Could dementia be a consequence of COVID-19? Here’s what scientists have to say | The Times of India

The pandemic is in its third year and the world recently witnessed the third wave of Covid-19 with the Omicron variant. So far, there have been a plethora of symptoms that have been linked to the the existing variants. While most symptoms occur and subside within a few days or weeks, there are others that continue to stay even for months after recovery. Especially after the second wave was brought on by the delta variant, trends of long Covid have been observed.

Long Covid is defined as the condition in which people do not recover for several weeks or months after the start of symptoms which might or might have not confirmed covid. It is also worth noting that symptoms of covid-19 aren’t restricted to the body but it also affects the mind for the viruses that cause respiratory diseases can infect the cells of the nervous system, both peripheral and central. Psychological consequences of Covid-19 include brain fog, anxiety, mood swings, difficulty concentrating or remembering things and insomnia. But does it also pose risks of dementia? Here is all you need to know.

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