Neuropsychological and Functional Impact of COVID-19 on Mild Cognitive Impairment
American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020.
We present a case report to showcase that behavioral, cognitive, and functional decline may be associated with COVID-19 stay-home guidance among older adults with pre-existent cognitive impairment. In a functionally independent and physically active older adult with Mild Cognitive Impairment, there was worsening in depression and anxiety symptoms associated with the restrictions of COVID-19. Functional decline was also noted as assessed by Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. We discuss solutions to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 restrictions in this vulnerable population.