Infectious diseases and cognition: do we have to worry?

TitleInfectious diseases and cognition: do we have to worry?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
JournalNeurol Sci
Start Page1
Date Published07/2022
AuthorsHernandez-Ruiz V, Letenneur L, Fulop T, Helmer C, Roubaud-Baudron C, Avila-Funes JA, Amieva H
KeywordsCognitive decline, Dementia, infectious diseases, Older persons

Taken together, the studies examined in the present review emphasize that numerous acute and chronic infectious diseases share mechanisms that, when added to specific risk factors frequently found in older persons, contribute to considerably increase the risk of cognitive outcomes such as cognitive decline and dementia. This review may help to appreciate the role that infectious diseases play in cognitive trajectories and thus promote further investigation on the topic.