Research and Clinical Help Available for Long-term Cognitive Symptoms of COVID-19
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#BEARSbrain--Individuals infected by COVID-19 are experiencing brain fog as a lasting symptom, more than six months past initial infection. While healthcare systems are currently ill-equipped to support this emerging population, treatments focused on rebuilding cognitive capacity are already available. ABI Wellness, a Vancouver company specializing in cognitive health, has published a report detailing innovative treatments for COVID-19 brain fog and urging healthcare systems not to delay helping patients address their symptoms.
Over 63% of individuals experiencing Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome or “Long-COVID” report at least mild cognitive dysfunction or brain fog, which impacts brain functions including processing speed, memory and recall. While healthcare systems typically adopt a wait-and-see approach with similarly new conditions, ABI Wellness suggests that effective cognitive recovery programs can be made available now. The company’s proprietary Brain Enhance and Recovery System (BEARS) targets the same symptoms presenting with brain fog.
“Doing something safely, rooted in good practice is far better than doing nothing,” says CEO of ABI Wellness, Mark Watson. “Over the years we have found that others with chronic cognitive symptoms, either from concussion, stroke, or traumatic brain injuries, were able to improve with these methods. We want to offer that same opportunity for recovery to those now suffering with brain fog because of COVID-19 infection.”
Rejecting the traditional focus on compensatory strategies in cognitive programs, ABI Wellness’ BEARS program focuses on rebuilding cognitive capacities through neuroplastic programming. The goal is to help patients regain the abilities they’ve lost, return to work and improve their overall quality of life, instead of solely helping patients live within their limited capacities.
“Simply working around these new limitations and relying on compensation strategies is not acceptable,” says Shaun Porter, neuroscientist and ABI Wellness COO. “Patients must expect more from their medical team and the medical community must demand more of themselves.”
ABI Wellness offers a transformative, evidence-based solution for improving cognitive functions through both on-site and virtual care. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the company licenses its Brain Enhance and Recovery System (BEARS) to partnering clinics and hospitals across North America that treat patients of concussion, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cognitive decline. For more information please visit https://www.abiwellness.com/.
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