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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.
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

Spine surgery is safe in advanced-age patient group

Spine surgery is safe in advanced-age patient group

Treating the whole patient essential for older people with cardiovascular disease

Treating the whole patient essential for older people with cardiovascular disease

UC San Diego Health joins national initiative to improve care for seniors

UC San Diego Health joins national initiative to improve care for seniors

Gene linked to Alzheimer’s plays indirect role in increasing delirium risk

Gene linked to Alzheimer’s plays indirect role in increasing delirium risk

Researchers evaluate short- and long-term employment impacts to ICU patients

Researchers evaluate short- and long-term employment impacts to ICU patients

Using music to decrease delirium in mechanically-ventilated older ICU patients

Using music to decrease delirium in mechanically-ventilated older ICU patients

Family members can help reduce the incidence of post-operative delirium by up to 16.8%

Family members can help reduce the incidence of post-operative delirium by up to 16.8%

‘Fear of falling’: How hospitals do even more harm by keeping patients in bed

‘Fear of falling’: How hospitals do even more harm by keeping patients in bed

Seminal delirium prevention program for older patients stands poised for major expansion

Seminal delirium prevention program for older patients stands poised for major expansion

Melatonin may not help prevent delirium following major cardiac surgery

Melatonin may not help prevent delirium following major cardiac surgery

EEG slowing may be a valuable biomarker for delirium severity

EEG slowing may be a valuable biomarker for delirium severity

New program aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for older adults

New program aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for older adults

Regular physical activity associated with decreased risk of postoperative delirium

Regular physical activity associated with decreased risk of postoperative delirium

Researchers open up possible avenue for new cancer treatments without side effects

Researchers open up possible avenue for new cancer treatments without side effects

Study shows geriatric risk factors associated with inability to return home after surgery

Study shows geriatric risk factors associated with inability to return home after surgery

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors