‘Delirium’ caused by busy hospitals can trigger dementia in older patients

The Telegram (UK) reports: “Noisy and chaotic hospitals are triggering and accelerating dementia in elderly patients, new research reveals. Multiple transfers from ward to ward, staff coming on and off shift and confusing signage contribute to a state of “delirium” which renders patients eight times more likely to succumb to the incurable degenerative disease, the new study found. Until recently, delirium had been understood merely as an “inconvenient side-effect” of being ill in hospital, however this new evidence points to sinister long-term consequences.” Full story.

About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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