Handout: Causes and Long-Term Outlook of Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction
This handout is designed for rehabilitation therapists encountering post-operative cognitive dysfunction in a rehabilitation setting. Often, patients continue to experience cognitive dysfunction after undergoing surgery and while in rehabilitation therapy. This can present from mild symptoms, including poor working memory and poor attention/focus, to more severe symptoms, including severe memory impairments that put the patient at risk for further decline in function. While the etiology of this condition is not fully understood, this handout aims to provide patients, family, caregivers, and staff with important information about the causes and long-term outlook of this condition, which can be very costly, both financially and emotionally to patients and their families.
Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 5.9 MB.