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Delirium is a mental state in which a person is confused, disoriented, and not able to think or remember clearly. The person may also be agitated and have hallucinations, and extreme excitement.
Urgent hospitalizations linked to increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults

Urgent hospitalizations linked to increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults

Study reveals safety of patient-administered sedatives during mechanical ventilation

Study reveals safety of patient-administered sedatives during mechanical ventilation

New device removes medical alarm sounds to improve ICU patient recovery

New device removes medical alarm sounds to improve ICU patient recovery

Researchers explore accuracy of delirium diagnoses in older adults after surgeries

Researchers explore accuracy of delirium diagnoses in older adults after surgeries

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Psychiatrist explains dangerous effects of cocaine addiction

Psychiatrist explains dangerous effects of cocaine addiction

New tool aims to decrease rate of malnutrition in hospitals

New tool aims to decrease rate of malnutrition in hospitals

Study explores clinical impact of delirium in patients with acute cardiac diseases

Study explores clinical impact of delirium in patients with acute cardiac diseases

Pre-surgery information can help predict cognitive decline after postoperative delirium, study finds

Pre-surgery information can help predict cognitive decline after postoperative delirium, study finds

Novel easy-to-use tool holds potential to revolutionize delirium care in ICU

Novel easy-to-use tool holds potential to revolutionize delirium care in ICU

Men with hip fractures experience greater cognitive impairment and higher risk of death, study shows

Men with hip fractures experience greater cognitive impairment and higher risk of death, study shows

Taking multiple medications linked to frailty in older adults

Taking multiple medications linked to frailty in older adults

Study shows multiplying effects of delirium and dementia in older patients

Study shows multiplying effects of delirium and dementia in older patients

New pocket guide offers detailed guidance on treating older adults with mental health issues

New pocket guide offers detailed guidance on treating older adults with mental health issues

Study reports link between postoperative delirium and elevations in inflammatory marker

Study reports link between postoperative delirium and elevations in inflammatory marker

Mayo Clinic scientists identify key molecule that helps protect the central nervous system against sepsis

Mayo Clinic scientists identify key molecule that helps protect the central nervous system against sepsis

Delirium can be deadly threat to long-term care residents, review finds

Delirium can be deadly threat to long-term care residents, review finds

Routine blood test can predict survival of cancer patients in palliative care

Routine blood test can predict survival of cancer patients in palliative care

Patients using public health insurance more likely to experience high pain levels in PACU, study finds

Patients using public health insurance more likely to experience high pain levels in PACU, study finds

Mild sedative could reduce risk of post-operative delirium

Mild sedative could reduce risk of post-operative delirium