Hospital Delirium – Protecting Your Elders

About a third of patients over age 70 experience hospital delirium, and the consequences can be serious, delaying a patientäó»s recovery and even leading to placement in a nursing home. Elderly patients who experience delirium are also more likely to develop dementia later on, and more likely to die sooner than patients who do not become delirious.

Read this New York Times article for tips to protect your loved one in a hospital.