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Changes in intensive care practices could help lower delirium risk for elders

Posted Feb 22 2011 12:00am

Throughout the years I’ve spent writing and answering questions on elder care, I’ve gotten many questions from readers about the condition of an elder after hospitalization. The notes tell sad stories about an elderly person going into the hospital for surgery only to return home with dementia. Sometimes the dementia would improve, but other times the downward spiral has started, and full-blown Alzheimer’s is the result.

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