Long COVID Protocols and New Horizons - with Dr. James Jackson | The Empowering Neurologist EP. 165
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So-called "long Covid" is turning out to be a devastating condition for an incredibly large number of individuals around the world. It's been estimated that as many as 200 million people globally are suffering from this condition. And as many as 30 percent of Covid-19 survivors still experience symptoms long after their acute illness has passed, with cognitive and mental health problems especially prominent.    From the publisher of Clearing the Fog: For long haulers, this struggle with Long Covid has irrevocably changed their lives. Many have lost their ability to work, attend school, and look after their children. They often feel misunderstood and dismissed by others. Their once-full lives are now filled only with doctors' appointments that seem more and more futile.   In Clearing the Fog, neuropsychologist Dr. James C. Jackson offers people suffering from Long Covid and their families a roadmap to help them manage their “new normal.” Focusing on cognitive impairment and mental health issues, he shows readers:   - The ways in which they can manifest and disrupt - Suggestions for how and when to seek professional evaluations - Science-based treatment options and strategies, - Information on navigating health care systems and disability insurance - Validation and hope as patients wrestle with their new diagnosis   In addition, Dr. Jackson shares his own experience with chronic illness, relating to long haulers with vulnerability and compassion.   Through moving stories as well as hands-on guidance, Clearing the Fog will help long haulers understand their current situation while offering multiple ways to address it, make sense of it, and move through it with the goal of thriving instead of merely surviving.    In this interview with Dr. Jackson, we will explore the following questions, and a lot more:   What do we know about the cognitive and mental health consequences of Long Covid?   What areas of cognition are impacted in Long Covid survivors?   How does cognitive impairment impact the daily lives and the careers of those with Long Covid?   What treatments have you found effective for Long Covid survivors and what does the research say?   What do we know about the benefits of cognitive rehabilitation?   Are there ways to leverage the neuroplasticity that Long Covid survivors have?   What role does acceptance play in coping effectively with Long Covid   ___________________________   TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 Intro 2:41 Cognitive Complaints 7:29 No Quick Fix 13:22 Cognition vs. Function Testing 17:58 The Ideal Long COVID Team 20:13 Plasticity and Recovery 22:40 Personalization in Treatment 25:08 Goal Management Training 29:16 Brain Training Apps 31:16 Anxiety and Depression 34:04 Restorative Sleep 35:39 Post Traumatic Growth 38:26 Practical Strategies 40:55 Conclusion   ___________________________   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidperlmutter/   Website: https://www.drperlmutter.com/   Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDRl_UAXxbHyOOjklnA0dxQ/?sub_confirmation=1 See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
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