The current literature on COVID-19 continues to evolve. Patients with COVID-19 present with neurocognitive and somatic symptoms, including but not limited to headaches, dyspnea, gastro-intestinal distress, delirium, and fatigue. Many patients also report persistent emotional sequelae. Preliminary research utilizing neuropsychological assessment shows that COVID-19 patients exhibit weaknesses in several cognitive domains, including but not limited to memory and executive functioning deficits. A neuropsychological case study with both pre and post-testing in a COVID-19 patient will be presented. Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of the relevance of neuropsychology in facilitating diagnosis and treatment recommendations for COVID-19 patients. Cognitive rehabilitation is designed to help individuals compensate for their deficits, and strategies are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. Attendees will learn a comprehensive overall model for translating neuropsychological data into effective treatment and cognitive rehabilitation strategies for patients with COVID-19.
Attendees will learn the neurological and psychiatric symptoms associated with COVID-19
Attendees will develop a deeper appreciation for the suspected trajectory of COVID-19 symptoms (“Long Haulers”)
Attendees will develop a greater understanding of the proposed neuropsychological impact of COVID-19
Attendees will develop an understanding of the process, outcome, and potential treatment recommendations using a case study with neuropsychological testing from a COVID-19 patient
Attendees will have a comprehensive model for translating neuropsychological data into effective treatment and cognitive rehabilitation strategies for patients with COVID-19