Med’s Rong Xu examines cognitive impacts on older patients due to COVID-19

COVID-19 takes cognitive toll on older patients
Psychiatric NewsRong Xu, director at the Center for AI in Drug Discovery and professor of biomedical informatics at the School of Medicine, discussed the impacts of COVID-19 infection on older patients, including cognitive decline. “We need to watch out over the long term,” said Xu. “Research can help us understand which populations are most susceptible to the neuropsychiatric impact of COVID, but we also need to think of how we’re going to treat those long-term effects.”