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Dementia and other cognitive disorders linked to severe Covid-19, study suggests – Health24

Cognitive disorders, such as dementia, are likely to be risk factors for developing severe Covid-19, according to research from the University of Georgia.



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  • Results from a new study suggest that cognitive disorders are associated with Covid-19 hospitalisation
  • The researchers analysed data from nearly 1 000 disorders and two specific genes linked to SARS-CoV-2
  • Since research on the topic is limited, they encourage further studies about Covid-19 and cognitive conditions

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that cognitive disorders, including dementia, may be risk factors for developing severe Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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