COVID-19 infections increase risk of long-term brain problems

Strokes, seizures, memory and movement disorders among problems that develop in first year after infection

If you’ve had COVID-19, it may still be messing with your brain. Those who have been infected with the virus are at increased risk of developing a range of neurological conditions in the first year after the infection, new research shows. Such complications include strokes, cognitive and memory problems, depression, anxiety and migraine headaches, according to a comprehensive analysis of federal health data by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care system.

People who have had COVID-19 are at an elevated risk of developing neurological conditions within the first year after infection, according to a detailed analysis of federal data by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Movement disorders, memory problems, strokes and seizures are among the complications.

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  1. I certainly have noticed more memory issues since COVID! I don’t know if any are reversible or if my brain can re-learn and have strong new pathways. Optimism is still alive and well…thank you, Tony! Your columns brighten my day and my outlook! 🫂🖖👏

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    • Thanks very much for sharing that. I have heard the ‘brain fog’- whatever that is – can result for a bout with COVID, too. Good luck! Remember, no matter what, it is best to keep moving with daily exercise.

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