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Family, friends beat pros at delirium ID

A review of more than 6,000 scientific papers on delirium screening revealed six tools family members and other caregivers can use to help medical professionals recognize symptoms. Despite routine screening, more than 60% of older adults with delirium are not diagnosed in hospitals, and problems also can arise in other settings. A study published online…

Tim Mullaney

Dreams or delirium? Why making the right call is important

As they approach death, people often are transported across time and space to be reunited with loved ones and relive meaningful moments. They do so in dreams and visions, which frequently are a source of great comfort, according to a recently published study. But nursing home and hospice caregivers might not be so comfortable with these dreams — which could lead to patients experiencing less peaceful deaths.

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