New studies.. some of the corona recoverers came out of it with a weak memory!!

24 October, 2021
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New studies.. some of the corona recoverers came out of it with a weak memory!!

An American academic study documented evidence of acute cognitive impairment and memory impairment in 24% of the recovered COVID-19 patients who were treated at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

The study, published by “NBC News”, showed that a high percentage of people with corona develop after recovery, types of cognitive difficulties, including problems with memory and concentration, and this is not limited to the elderly, but also includes young people. According to study author Jacqueline Becker, a clinical neuropsychologist, this ECI takes a long-term form in some age groups.

Tests were conducted on 740 patients, over the age of 18, with no history of dementia, after they volunteered to be part of a hospital-run registry, between April 2020 and May 2021. The study data showed a relatively high rate of cognitive impairment among those who were studied, after 6 to 7 months of infection with the Corona virus.

Cognitive deficit was more common, as it was recorded in one out of 4 patients, while the difficulty of storing new memories came in second place as the most recorded effects in patients, followed by problems in reviewing memory, which affected young people, which was described by Dr. Helen Lavretsky, professor of psychiatry and director of the Clinic Post-Covid in the University of California as a “tragic thing.”

The study pointed to other hospitals that reported similar complications. At Northwestern Medical Center, cases of cognitive deficits were recorded so severe that some patients were unable to care for themselves after they were discharged.

It quoted a psychologist, Professor Helen Lavretsky, as saying, "You can imagine how 20 to 30% of those recovering will suffer from this cognitive impairment for a long time, characterized by their poor functional and social performance. The lucky ones will be able to work at a lower level of efficiency."


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