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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.
SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids

SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids

Vagus nerve stimulation can reverse brain inflammation after surgery, mice study shows

Vagus nerve stimulation can reverse brain inflammation after surgery, mice study shows

New AUC published for lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's diagnosis

New AUC published for lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's diagnosis

Critical illness and major infection can promote brain changes, accelerate cognitive decline

Critical illness and major infection can promote brain changes, accelerate cognitive decline

Old letters provide insight into Spanish flu pandemic horror

Old letters provide insight into Spanish flu pandemic horror

New online tools aid surgeons and specialists who care for older people

New online tools aid surgeons and specialists who care for older people

Dementia patients could be experiencing pain they cannot communicate

Dementia patients could be experiencing pain they cannot communicate

Impaired mental status linked to doubled risk of death after heart attack in elderly patients

Impaired mental status linked to doubled risk of death after heart attack in elderly patients

Researchers explore use of antipsychotic medications in older adults following heart surgery

Researchers explore use of antipsychotic medications in older adults following heart surgery

Lighter sedation fails to reduce risk of postoperative delirium in older patients

Lighter sedation fails to reduce risk of postoperative delirium in older patients

FDA requires safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones to strengthen warnings on adverse reactions

FDA requires safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones to strengthen warnings on adverse reactions

Researchers identify tools that caregivers could use to detect delirium in older adults

Researchers identify tools that caregivers could use to detect delirium in older adults

Middle ear infection can lead to deadly neurological complications

Middle ear infection can lead to deadly neurological complications

What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

Researchers explore ways to help older adults taper off and stop using sedatives

Researchers explore ways to help older adults taper off and stop using sedatives

Six tips for seniors to help limit confusion after surgery

Six tips for seniors to help limit confusion after surgery

Older adults with dementia more likely to be readmitted to hospital after discharge

Older adults with dementia more likely to be readmitted to hospital after discharge

Prophylactic use of haloperidol does not reduce delirium burden

Prophylactic use of haloperidol does not reduce delirium burden

ED-based geriatrics transition care nurse helps avoid hospital admissions

ED-based geriatrics transition care nurse helps avoid hospital admissions

Emergency department program reduces unnecessary admission of older patients by 33%

Emergency department program reduces unnecessary admission of older patients by 33%