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Delirium: Information for Families and Caregivers
What Is It? Delirium is a sudden change in how a person thinks or acts. Delirium can occur in all ages, though the elderly and the very young, are at the highest risk. It can happen to anyone, however most commonly happens to patients who are already in hospital. Signs of Delirium The first sign of delirium is that you notice that your loved one appears to act differently and not as you’d expect. Caregivers often say, “He is not himself… This is not like my child at all….” Classic signs include: Confusion and disorientation, such as:Getting confused about the time or dateGetting confused about who he or she is, not recognizing ...
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