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The dangers of hospital delirium in older people
- By: Carolyn Schatz, Former Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch
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My grandmother fell out of her hospital bed and broke her hip because of delirium in the hospital. I’m going to give her this to read.
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thanks for your thoughts on this, I felt a bit struck by this article. Thanks again!
I am sincerely impressed with the depth and empathy of this article. Ms.Schatz has presented a really interesting and informative take on this terrible disease. Thank You.
Great post! Thanks for highlighting the dangers of hospital delirium. As an old ICU nurse, I feel this issue doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Thanks again!
– Anna, RN and Bloggger
This is a great article which covers a very real problem – thank you. The elderly seem to find security in the familiar and keeping them connected to what they are familiar with makes all the difference. After caring for both my mother and grandmother for a number of years I can honestly say that your advice is spot on.
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