A Case Report of Delirium and Literature Review of Dementia in COVID-19 Process

Meryem Tuba SÖNMEZ, Tülin AKTÜRK, Hikmet SAÇMACI
2020 Duzce Universitesi Tip Fakültesi Dergisi  
Coronavirus directly infects the nervous system and may cause the course of the existing neurological disease to get worse in those with a chronic neurological disease. People with dementia, which is the most common chronic neurological disease over 65 years old, have serious difficulties in terms of follow-up and treatment of their diseases in the social isolation process. However, due to the risk factors caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it has become easier for them to go into
more » ... lirium. These risk factors can be listed as social isolation, inactivity, intense stress, as well as direct invasion of the virus to the central nervous system, the effect of inflammatory cytokines, the effect of sedative drugs used and the effect that develops secondary to other accompanying diseases. This paper provides an assessment regarding the problems experienced by dementia patients in the pandemic process, and their solutions, accompanied by a case presentation.
doi:10.18678/dtfd.782594 fatcat:627oakceb5ellinejythk5aoay