A team of researchers from Imperial College London has found that more and more patients recovering from COVID-19 suffer from “brain fog” and cognitive decline.
Patients with the most severe symptoms of COVID-19 experience the greatest mental decline. They found that the IQ of people who spent time in the ICU or on a ventilator dropped by more than eight points. This effect was also observed in patients with mild symptoms. Some tested positive and their IQ dropped by four points, which is equivalent to five years of aging.
The researchers wrote: “Given their detailed age and demographic information, people who have recovered from suspected or confirmed Covid-19 performed worse than expected on cognitive tests in multiple areas.”
Several people detailed their decline in cognitive abilities New York Times. Lisa MizelleShe is a nurse and she told the newspaper that she was infected with COVID-19 in July but has been dealing with daily tasks since she recovered.
She said: “I left the room. I don’t remember what the patient said just now.” “I thought I was at work that made me feel scared. I felt like I had dementia.”
Doctors are worried because more and more people are reporting similar symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, inattention, dizziness and difficulty speaking.
The doctor said: “There are thousands of people.” Igor KoralnikHe is the director of the Department of Neuro-Infectious Diseases at Northwestern Medical University in Chicago. He has seen hundreds of survivors at the Covid Post Clinic under his leadership. “The impact on the affected labor force will be huge.
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