Relationship Between Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Alzheimer’s Disease

Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2021     |     PP. 309-328      |     PDF (219 K)    |     Pub. Date: August 29, 2021
DOI: 10.54647/cm32594    84 Downloads     3412 Views  

Author(s)

Farage Ftiha, BS, Medical Student at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, USA
Yakubmiyer Musheyev, BS, Medical Student at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, USA
Henry Jradeh, Undergraduate student at City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Abstract
The Covid 19 pandemic is causing global morbidity and mortality, straining health care systems, and disrupting society, putting individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) at risk of significant harm. In this review paper, we examine the current and expected impact of the pandemic on individuals with ADRD. Recent case studies show that Covid 19 can have a negative effect on patients with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Our team has analyzed the extensive amount of papers that explore this connection and have summarized the ones most relevant. COVID 19 is known to produce neurological manifestations and is able to infect the Central Nervous System, potentially via the olfactory bulb. Patients with Alzheimer's often have accompanying complications that make them particularly vulnerable. It is important to also look at the indirect social effects of the pandemic, such as limited social interaction and an increase in anxiety.

Keywords
Covid 19, Neurology, Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementia, SARS CoV 2, ACE 2, Olfactory Bulb, Accelerated Onset

Cite this paper
Farage Ftiha, BS, Yakubmiyer Musheyev, BS, Henry Jradeh, Relationship Between Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Alzheimer’s Disease , SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2021 | PP. 309-328. 10.54647/cm32594

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