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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Google Keyword - acute delirium related to infection in dementia patients


Delirium is a sudden alteration in mental status -- brain failure in a vulnerable individual, often an older adult with multiple health issues, caused by something else such as medications, urinary tract infection, lack of sleep, excessive light or noise or pain.


Google Keyword - acute delirium related to infection in dementia patients

Delirium, which occurs suddenly, is not the same as dementia, although individuals with dementia are more susceptible to developing delirium during hospitalization than individuals without dementia.

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