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How COVID-19 Might Increase Risk of Memory Loss

In this episode of Michigan Minds, Natalie Tronson, associate professor of psychology, discusses her research to determine how COVID-19 might increase the risk of memory loss and cognitive decline.

Tronson’s research focuses on how the brain stores memory and how illnesses or stress can change how those memory functions work. She explains that many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, and that there are longer-lasting consequences for the brain.

Through her research, Tronson hopes to answer the question: Will there be a COVID-19-related wave of memory deficits, cognitive decline, and dementia cases in the future?

Hear more in this episode of Michigan Minds.

Read Tronson’s article in The Conversation