Journal 11, November 2023pages: 766-768
1 Department of Hematology Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel
2 Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Safed, Israel
3 Department of Hematology, Ziv Medical Center, Safed, Israel
Cognitive impairment due to different types of anemia is well-known. We reviewed the links between different types of anemia and the mechanism of cognition impairment as well as the direct involvement of micronutrients such as iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, and copper on cognitive function. Anemia can lead to cognitive impairment, yet the current health policy usually requires patient involvement in the treatment decision-making. Therefore, can an anemic patient be a partner to shared decision-making concerning the recommended treatment?