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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.
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

Can melatonin help prevent severe COVID-19?

Can melatonin help prevent severe COVID-19?

Delirium in older patients with COVID-19

Delirium in older patients with COVID-19

Study investigates best practices for mechanical ventilation in people with acute respiratory failure

Study investigates best practices for mechanical ventilation in people with acute respiratory failure

Delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Delirium accompanied by fever could be an early symptom of COVID-19

Delirium accompanied by fever could be an early symptom of COVID-19

New model could help identify people at risk for long COVID

New model could help identify people at risk for long COVID

COVID-19 patient's immune response may underlie the effects on the nervous system

COVID-19 patient's immune response may underlie the effects on the nervous system

Researchers find an increasing need for palliative care across Greater China

Researchers find an increasing need for palliative care across Greater China

Older COVID patients battle ‘brain fog,’ weakness and emotional turmoil

Older COVID patients battle ‘brain fog,’ weakness and emotional turmoil

Young doctor succumbs to COVID, one of the south’s many health workers lost

Young doctor succumbs to COVID, one of the south’s many health workers lost

"Brain fog" after COVID -19 recovery may indicate post-traumatic stress disorder

"Brain fog" after COVID -19 recovery may indicate post-traumatic stress disorder

Many hospitalized COVID-19 patients exhibit neurological symptoms, study finds

Many hospitalized COVID-19 patients exhibit neurological symptoms, study finds

WHO survey: COVID-19 halted mental health services in 93% of countries

WHO survey: COVID-19 halted mental health services in 93% of countries

New program results in shorter hospital stays, reduces post-surgery delirium in older adults

New program results in shorter hospital stays, reduces post-surgery delirium in older adults

Study shows delirium as a possible warning sign of COVID-19 in frail, older adults

Study shows delirium as a possible warning sign of COVID-19 in frail, older adults

Post-COVID clinics get jump-start from patients with lingering illness

Post-COVID clinics get jump-start from patients with lingering illness

Older adults living in disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to experience post-op delirium

Older adults living in disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to experience post-op delirium

Study provides detailed insight into problems faced by patients recovering from COVID-19

Study provides detailed insight into problems faced by patients recovering from COVID-19