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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.
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

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder at higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder at higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis

Delirium in advanced cancer patients: an interview with Dr Knox Todd

Delirium in advanced cancer patients: an interview with Dr Knox Todd

RACP releases new Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations on appropriate use of medicines for older adults

RACP releases new Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations on appropriate use of medicines for older adults

Postoperative delirium negatively impacts functional recovery in older patients, study finds

Postoperative delirium negatively impacts functional recovery in older patients, study finds

Delirium underdiagnosed in advanced cancer patients visiting emergency department

Delirium underdiagnosed in advanced cancer patients visiting emergency department

Delirium in older surgical patients may be linked to long-term cognitive decline

Delirium in older surgical patients may be linked to long-term cognitive decline

Study assesses prevalence of delirium among survivors of cardiac arrest treated with hypothermia

Study assesses prevalence of delirium among survivors of cardiac arrest treated with hypothermia

Higher late life cognitive reserve may help lower incidence, severity of delirium

Higher late life cognitive reserve may help lower incidence, severity of delirium

Certain leisure activities may lower risk of post-operative delirium in older adults

Certain leisure activities may lower risk of post-operative delirium in older adults

Researchers examine effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs to prevent or treat delirium

Researchers examine effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs to prevent or treat delirium