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Post-COVID-19 cognitive sequelae

Key points:

  • Among the symptoms suffered by COVID-19 patients are ageusia, anosmia, and mental confusion.
  • An individualized work plan will be developed in support of other rehabilitation areas.
  • The ABC Medical Center’s neuropsychologists will provide multidisciplinary care.

Between 20% and 30% of patients who recovered from severe COVID-19 have reported cognitive aftereffects, including difficulties with memory, attention, or concentration; also moods such as depression, anxiety, or even post-traumatic stress data.

Dr. Ana Alicia López Lomelí, a neuropsychologist at ABC Medical Center, made this known, indicating that, within the critical stage, some patients suffered from ageusia (taste difficulties), anosmia (smell difficulties), and mental confusion, implying central nervous system involvement.

Advantages of multidisciplinary treatment.

ABC Medical Center seeks to provide multidisciplinary care comprised of a neuropsychologist, that is, a trained psychologist specialized in understanding the relationship between behavior and brain function.

In this way, the neuropsychologist is part of a rehabilitation team, says Dr. López Lomelí, who will begin the work with a complete diagnosis of the cognitive profile to understand what is happening with the patient. Subsequently, once the effects have been determined, an individualized work plan will be developed in support of other rehabilitation areas.

Clinical neuropsychologists can intervene in different etiologies such as strokes, ischemia, tumors, inflammatory disorders such as encephalitis or meningitis, or neurodevelopmental problems in children.

Their intervention begins with an interview with the patient and relatives, as it is important to understand their environment and background.

In the ABC Medical Center’s neurological rehabilitation department, we have a group of specialists and therapists that allow us to prepare individualized programs with a humane approach.

If you suspect that you or a family member has cognitive disorders as COVID-19 aftereffects, including difficulties with memory, concentration, planning, or mood disorders such as depression or anxiety, we invite you to come and request an assessment appointment at the ABC Medical Center neurological rehabilitation department.

This content is for informational purposes and does not replace any consultation with the specialist. At the ABC Medical Center’s Neurology Center, we can provide you with specialized care. 

Source: https://youtu.be/cy6xIZx60vg

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