COVID-19 & Alzheimer’s Connection
A wide range of non-respiratory problems are being reported in connection to COVID-19. CBN Health Reporter Lorie Johnson reports that up to 60% of COVID patients developed a neurological issue. According to neurologist Dr. Dale Bredesen, these included stroke, loss of smell, loss of taste, and Guillain-Barre syndrome (a reversible paralysis syndrome). Other issues are encephalitis, muscle pains and headaches. Often these issues go away, but some like stroke have effects that can be permanent. Could COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s have a connection?
Dr. Bredesen states there is a lot of ongoing speculation whether there will be post-COVID Alzheimer’s or post-COVID Parkinsonism or other phenomena. COVID-19 is definitely different from other viruses and has even been called diabolical. It doesn’t just affect the lungs. Significantly, there are issues with the heart and the brain. COVID’s long term effects are yet to be seen.
COVID & Stroke
COVID often causes blood clotting. Particularly, a stroke can happen when a blood clot blocks an artery supplying blood to the brain. It’s important to note that young people may not realize they’re having a stroke. Due to the blood clotting problem, many doctors are now giving low dose heparin or other blood thinners to those who test positive for COVID-19.
Be aware of stroke signs – face drooping, arm weakness, and garbled speech. Obviously, if you notice any of these signs, get to a Level 1 stroke center as soon as possible. Every minute millions of brain cells die when you’re having a stroke. Before you are in an emergency situation, search online or call nearby hospitals to determine where Level 1 stroke centers are located in your area.
COVID & Nursing Home Residents
People in nursing homes make up 1% of the population, but nearly half of all coronavirus deaths. For this reason, much attention is now being given to that population. Particularly, nursing homes are being supplied with PPE (personal protection equipment) and the rapid tests needed for coronavirus. Furthermore, nursing homes are required to report to the state if there are 3 or more cases. Then, the state can intervene.
Additionally, Lorie Johnson says we really need to pray for people in nursing homes. They haven’t had visitors in up to six months and are very isolated. Also, Lorie suggests residents seek the Lord Jesus. If they do, certainly they will find Him. Without a doubt, He will give them the comfort, peace and joy needed during this pandemic.
Fight COVID – Keep Your Immune System Strong
Unfortunately, as we age, our immune system is not as robust as when we were younger. Making it worse are underlying conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, COPD, asthma and congestive heart failure. A strong immune system comes from good gut health. Probiotics and a good diet promote a healthy gut. In light of this, try to avoid antibiotics, sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed food. As Pat Robertson the host of CBN says, we need to take care of ourselves. The government can only do what it can to help us.ALZsurvivor [home] > COVID-19 & Alzheimer’s Connection