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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.
Study identifies risk factors for delirium among hospitalized patients in Zambia

Study identifies risk factors for delirium among hospitalized patients in Zambia

SARS-CoV-2 does not directly infect the brain but can inflict neurological damage

SARS-CoV-2 does not directly infect the brain but can inflict neurological damage

COVID-19 infection linked to neurological and mental health conditions

COVID-19 infection linked to neurological and mental health conditions

2021 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting goes virtual for the first time

2021 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting goes virtual for the first time

COVID-19 patients with dementia have higher risk for complications, mortality

COVID-19 patients with dementia have higher risk for complications, mortality

Neuroinvasiveness of SARS-CoV-2 shown by viral RNA and inflammation in the brain

Neuroinvasiveness of SARS-CoV-2 shown by viral RNA and inflammation in the brain

Major project reduces inpatient falls, saves £13 million for UK’s National Health Service

Major project reduces inpatient falls, saves £13 million for UK’s National Health Service

New study sheds light on potential pathophysiological mechanism underlying delirium

New study sheds light on potential pathophysiological mechanism underlying delirium

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Duration of delirium in critically ill patients predicts mortality and disability

Duration of delirium in critically ill patients predicts mortality and disability

MSK researchers report an underlying cause of COVID brain

MSK researchers report an underlying cause of COVID brain

Study shows safety and effectiveness of two recommended ICU sedatives

Study shows safety and effectiveness of two recommended ICU sedatives

Lower diagnostic threshold for fever in older people may help detect COVID-19 cases earlier

Lower diagnostic threshold for fever in older people may help detect COVID-19 cases earlier

Complication of severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia results in persistent cortical blindness: Case report

Complication of severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia results in persistent cortical blindness: Case report

Can transgenic mice studies illuminate neurological complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 in humans?

Can transgenic mice studies illuminate neurological complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 in humans?

Study shows how neurons can become a target of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study shows how neurons can become a target of SARS-CoV-2 infection

COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

Brain damage is not caused by direct COVID-19 attack, indicates study

Brain damage is not caused by direct COVID-19 attack, indicates study

Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

D614/G614 variants of SARS-CoV-2 affect neuronal transmission; G614 better at membrane fusion

D614/G614 variants of SARS-CoV-2 affect neuronal transmission; G614 better at membrane fusion