Delirium is a serious health problem characterized by sudden decline in mental function. Know what to ask about delirium, and how to get help.
To care for someone with delirium, know how give support, manage confusion, and get the help you'll need -- especially if dementia is also involved.
Unrecognized delirium is common in older hospitalized adults, especially those with dementia. How to be sure delirium is recognized and treated.
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