Older COVID Patients Battle ‘Brain Fog,’ Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Older COVID Patients Battle ‘Brain Fog,’ Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Like other older adults who’ve become critically ill from the coronavirus, Walters, 65, describes what she calls “brain fog” — difficulty putting thoughts together, problems with concentration, the inability to remember what happened a short time before. In older adults, delirium is associated with a heightened risk of losing independence, developing dementia and dying. Family members should insist on securing rehabilitation services — physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive rehabilitation — after the patient leaves the hospital and returns home, he advised. Unfortunately, rehabilitation needs for most older adults are often overlooked. Notably, a recent study found that one-third of critically ill older adults who survive a stay in the ICU did not receive rehab services at home after hospital discharge.

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