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In the elderly, mental confusion and behavioral changes may indicate Covid-19

Manifestations can happen even when there are no typical symptoms of the disease.

Elderly people affected by Covid-19 may present mental confusion, lack of appetite and difficulty in performing usual tasks in an indicative of the disease without necessarily manifesting other common symptoms.

According to Flávia Garcez, geriatrician at Hospital Sírio-Libanês and researcher on aging at Hospital das Clínicas da USP (HC), these non-typical manifestations at other ages may be common for the elderly.

Read more in portuguese at Folha de S.Paulo.

This article is available in: Português

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