Harvard Health Letter

Delirium prevention tips for friends and family of patients

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) was developed by Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Sharon Inouye.

The program is based on Dr. Inouye's research of delirium in hospitals and how it can be prevented.

The HELP program's Web site has a list of 10 tips for friends and family of older patients, the population most vulnerable to developing delirium during a hospitalization.

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