Some virus patients' brains age 10 years: study

The unpublished UK research shows the cognitive deficits were 'substantial' particularly in those who had been hospitalised with coronavirus

Patients recovering from COVID-19 may suffer significant brain function impacts, with the worst cases of the infection linked to mental decline equivalent to the brain ageing by 10 years, UK researchers warned earlier this week.

A non-peer-reviewed study of more than 84,000 people, led by Dr Adam Hampshire from at Imperial College London, shows that in some severe cases coronavirus infection is linked to substantial cognitive deficits for months.

"Our analyses ... align with the view that there are chronic cognitive