New research conducted by the University of Cambridge has shown seven in ten long COVID-19 patients experience concentration and memory problems months after the initial onset of their disease.
In the study, of 181 long Covid patients, 78 percent reported difficulty concentrating, 69 percent reported brain fog, 68 percent reported forgetfulness, and 60 percent reported problems findings the right words in speech.
The researchers noted: “These self-reported symptoms were reflected in significantly lower ability to remember words and pictures in cognitive tests.”
How does stress affect Covid?
Medical circles have previously drawn attention to the relationship between stress and Covid, as prolonged anxiety is known to weaken the immune system.