Urinary tract infections (UTIs) have been linked to dementia and delirium. The more aware people are about symptoms, the more they may be able to prevent these infections, according to a story out Thursday...
Delirium a stand-out coronavirus symptom in people with dementia
Apr 06, 2021
People with dementia are not more likely than their same-age peers to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease — but they are more likely to experience delirium, according to a new study.
Geriatrician endorses creative steps to reduce delirium due to COVID
Mar 18, 2021
Early steps must be taken to detect and address delirium in older adults with COVID-19, says physician and researcher Sharon Inouye, M.D., MPH. Delirium is not included in the CDC’s case report criteria...
What emergency docs see: Delirium signals COVID in older patients
Nov 23, 2020
Almost a third of older emergency department patients who were subsequently diagnosed with COVID had delirium at admission, investigators say. And many had no other COVID symptoms, such as cough or fever.
Cognitively healthy residents over-diagnosed with dementia at intake: study
Sep 24, 2020
Positive delirium screenings in new SNF residents often lead to inappropriate dementia diagnoses — even in those who are cognitively healthy, investigators contend.
New tool identifies at-risk seniors for delirium
Aug 15, 2013
A new delirium detection tool could reduce hospital-to-nursing home transfers and help identify at-risk seniors, researchers say.