“This stimulation is extremely important in order to make progress in the recovery of the patient, whoever will recover from the infection Covid-19 Or whoever wants to prevent harm. In the first case, this brain stimulation will reconnect the nerve cells again, meaning that it will stimulate the brain to form new synapses instead of those destroyed by the virus, “says Marco Paulo Nancy, a neurotherapist.
“I started having gaps in my post-COVID memory, especially from work. I’ve noticed loss of attention, difficulty multitasking, things I haven’t encountered before.”
Giselle Antoniazzi, 43, is a nurse and businessman
In primary prevention, the expert explains, the patient will stimulate the brain to have a much greater number of connections between neurons, and when he has an infection and one of these pathways is destroyed, the brain will be ready to change course by other methods. Really functional. Thus, the virus lesion has less effect on the brain.
In this case, it is a matter of creating a file Knowledge reserve. “In dementia, a patient who has more baggage due to stimuli throughout his life will have fewer appearances and be less likely to develop the disease. What is likely to happen with the Coronavirus is the same thing: A person who has more intellectual development and leaves his brain more prepared and trained may be He has less cognitive impairment in the event of a possible infection with the Coronavirus. “
The state of excellence
This acquisition of cognitive reserve can be compared similarly to savings, a stimulus that must be undertaken throughout life, but especially in adulthood. “Every effort to keep the brain activity and functioning in perfect condition provides connections between neurons, and in the event of damage to the nervous system, he will be ready to quickly reconnect with connections that have been lost,” says Marco Paulo Nancy.
Supera nurse and franchise owner Giselle Antoniazi, 43, experienced cognitive impairment after contracting the COVID-19 virus. She says she was injured in July of last year, after her husband, a doctor, was injured at work. “I realized that in ps-COVID I started having vulnerabilities Memria, Mainly work. I noticed loss of attention, difficulty multitasking, and things I hadn’t owned before, “he says.
“I started to forget the widely used words, I was going to ask someone to pick up something and I forgot, I couldn’t remember the name of something quickly. This was something that affected me a lot, because it hurt my working memory a lot, which is the short term, because when it lacks attention, we lose A lot of work memory. I also realized that all of this impeded a process that, for me, is much more enjoyable than reading. “
Gisele Antoniazzi needed to read the same paragraph or phrase several times to learn the information. This self-realization was important to his recovery. “My luck that I work with CognioAnd I was able to quickly identify those losses. I started doing stimulation exercises to improve my performance. This was even helpful in maintaining my mental health. “
In the study
In March, even at the start of the epidemic in Brazil, patients with COVID-19 admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of Strasbourg, in northeastern France, in addition to respiratory and locomotor symptoms, had some cognitive and intellectual difficulties. The observation about the behavior of the hospitalized group at the start of the epidemic was published in a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
More recently, other research, with doctors and scientists from Imperial College in the United Kingdom, indicated that COVID-19 could cause a decrease in brain function in patients who have contracted the disease. According to the study, the life of the brain can reach 10 years due to the effect of the virus on the structure and functioning of the organ. At the preliminary stage, studies still need confirmation from the scientific community.
* Training under the supervision of Teresa Karam