- COVID-19 Lockdowns Linked to Memory, Cognitive Decline: UK Study
by Caden Pearson, https://www.theepochtimes.com/health
Emerging evidence reveals that the far-reaching consequences of pandemic lockdowns include a decline of cognitive function and memory in older adults.
The stringent lockdown measures implemented worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic have been found to significantly affect the working memory and cognitive function of older individuals, raising concerns about an elevated risk of dementia, according to a comprehensive UK study.Researchers in the UK delved into neuropsychology data from over 3,100 individuals aged 50 and above, examining cognitive health trends before and after the first two years of the pandemic.
The findings, drawn from the PROTECT study, a longitudinal aging initiative conducted online by the University of Exeter and Kings College London in collaboration with the National Health Service, revealed striking impacts on the cognitive abilities of the participants.