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Researchers work to understand how COVID-19 impacts memory loss

Dr. James Galvin with the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine and the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida explained how the virus affects the brain.

“Besides the typical viral symptoms, COVID may affect the brain by causing an increase in inflammation and maybe some small blood vessel changes or vascular changes,” he said. “So in people who already have Alzheimer’s disease, it seems to have made their dementia worse but also for people who are affected by COVID-19 who do not have Alzheimer’s disease, many people are now reporting long term effects.”