The ability to dual-task walk and talk begins to decline around the age of 55. This decline is a result of changes to cognition and underlying brain function rather than due to physical changes associated with aging.
At any age, regular exercise or physical activity helps to maintain brain function during old age. However, maintaining a frequent workout schedule throughout life was linked to better mental acuity, memory, and cognition later in life.
Gene usage in the brains of those who suffered severe COVID-19 infections was similar to that observed in the aging brain. Researchers say COVID-19 is associated with molecular signatures of brain aging.
The effects of COVID-19 infection on neurological health are becoming more apparent. A new study reveals COVID-19 can predispose people to irreversible neurological conditions, accelerate brain aging, and increase the risk of stroke and brain bleeds.