Residents suffered during lockdowns, but new study shows cognition didn’t

Ken BellLTC News

McKnights (09/14/2022) – Residents in long-term care did not suffer steeper cognitive declines because of COVID-19-related isolation, countering a fear widely held early in the pandemic, according to a research letter published online in JAMA this week.

The Canadian study reviewed assessments of more than 120,000 nursing home residents in Ontario, where tight isolation protocols restricted visitation for months, sometimes longer, mirroring US conditions. Full story »