Diagnosing delirium

1. Acute onset and fluctuating course Is there evidence of an acute change in mental status from the patient's baseline? Did this behavior fluctuate during the day — that is, come and go or increase and decrease in severity? 2. Inattention (Locked) More »

9 tips for your health and the planet's

A selection of health advice that is also good for the environment, including biking or walking to work, using less energy by going to bed earlier, setting the thermostat a little higher, and buying locally grown produce when possible. More »

'Never been the same since'

Delirium is usually temporary, but older people who experience delirium may suffer permanent damage. It is believed that delirium is linked to dementia, but more research must be done before any conclusions can be made. (Locked) More »

Protecting hearts, saving minds?

Researchers are exploring the possibility of a connection between cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease and dememtia. The general advice for keeping the heart healthy may prove to keep the mind healthy as well. (Locked) More »

Niacin into the void

There is evidence to suggest that niacin, a B vitamin, can help raise HDL cholesterol when taken in larger doses, but there are side effects to be considered. (Locked) More »