Forgetful? Good news – it may just be Covid-related brain fog.

Ask your physician about cognitive rehabilitation.

If a loved one is having difficulty sustaining attention, organizing activities and multitasking, don’t immediately suspect dementia. It could be a lasting effect of Covid… and there’s a treatment that can help. The AJC recently published an article about cognitive rehab being used to address lingering brain fog.

(From the Atlanta Journal Constitution) In a recent development, some medical centers are offering cognitive rehabilitation to patients with long COVID (symptoms that persist several months or longer after an infection that can’t be explained by other medical conditions). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 4 older adults who survive COVID have at least one persistent symptom.

Experts are enthusiastic about cognitive rehabilitation’s potential. “Anecdotally, we’re seeing a good number of people [with long COVID] make significant gains with the right kinds of interventions,” said Monique Tremaine, director of neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation at Hackensack Meridian Health’s JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in New Jersey.

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