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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.
COVID-19 pandemic may cause long-term effects and increase healthcare costs, says GlobalData

COVID-19 pandemic may cause long-term effects and increase healthcare costs, says GlobalData

ICUs become a ‘delirium factory’ for COVID patients

ICUs become a ‘delirium factory’ for COVID patients

Study looks at delirium in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Study looks at delirium in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Faulty ApoE4 gene increases risk for Alzheimer’s and for COVID-19

Faulty ApoE4 gene increases risk for Alzheimer’s and for COVID-19

GlobalData: Patients treated for ICU delirium will increase as COVID-19 outbreak continues

GlobalData: Patients treated for ICU delirium will increase as COVID-19 outbreak continues

‘No intubation’: Seniors fearful of COVID-19 are changing their living wills

‘No intubation’: Seniors fearful of COVID-19 are changing their living wills

Study with twins shows COVID-19 symptoms have genetic contribution

Study with twins shows COVID-19 symptoms have genetic contribution

Seniors with COVID-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say

Seniors with COVID-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say

Texas-based hospital develops an integrated approach to reduce ventilation time

Texas-based hospital develops an integrated approach to reduce ventilation time

What does recovery from COVID-19 look like? It depends. A pulmonologist explains.

What does recovery from COVID-19 look like? It depends. A pulmonologist explains.

Standardized screening for early identification of delirium improves quality of care

Standardized screening for early identification of delirium improves quality of care

Music appears to decrease delirium in critically ill patients

Music appears to decrease delirium in critically ill patients

New step-by-step framework to assist providers treating older patients with chronic pain

New step-by-step framework to assist providers treating older patients with chronic pain

U.S. medical panel thinks twice about pushing cognitive screening for dementia

U.S. medical panel thinks twice about pushing cognitive screening for dementia

UTHealth Consortium On Aging leads movement to improve health care for older adults

UTHealth Consortium On Aging leads movement to improve health care for older adults

Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

Beyond burnout: Docs decry ‘moral injury’ from financial pressures of health care

Beyond burnout: Docs decry ‘moral injury’ from financial pressures of health care

Finding opens door to early identification of individuals at risk for delirium complications

Finding opens door to early identification of individuals at risk for delirium complications

Study explores the effect of antipsychotics on older hospitalized patients

Study explores the effect of antipsychotics on older hospitalized patients

New software helps prevent ICU delirium and improve patient outcomes

New software helps prevent ICU delirium and improve patient outcomes