Articles Tagged with “DELIRIUM”

Team care and structural changes could vastly improve the recovery of older patients. Yet institutions that implement such approaches remain rare.

In a noisy, disorienting institutional environment, older patients often fall victim to delirium, a severe mental malady. Geriatric expert Sharon Inouye describes a program that can head off problems.

Treating delirious patients can be costly and difficult, where hospitalization itself may exacerbate the disorder.