Monthly posts on new topics in delirium research

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Delirium Research Hub Investigator Spotlight: Olga Boukrina

Every other month, the Delirium Research Hub selects an investigator and research study included in the Delirium Research Hub to feature as a Spotlight Investigator. This month, we are featuring Dr. Olga Boukrina, PhD, for her study “Neglect and Delirium,” which investigates a potential neural mechanism underlying the link between delirium and spatial neglect in […]

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The NIDUS Delirium Research Hub

Contributed by Edward R. Marcantonio, MD, SM, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Director, NIDUS Delirium Research Hub (Research Resources Core) Are you a junior investigator just starting a career in delirium research?  An experienced investigator getting into a new area of research, like biomarkers or neuroimaging? Are you interested in publicizing your work, […]

The Future of Delirium Prevention and Care: A Report from the American Delirium Society Annual Meeting 2019

Contributed by Heidi Lindroth, PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University School of Medicine, Center for Aging Research Envision this future for those hospitalized with an acute illness. Early mobilization is the standard of care. Patients use in-bed cycling and play interactive Wii games to maintain strength and recover […]

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Delirium Research Hub Investigator Spotlight: Chris Hughes

Every other month, the Delirium Research Hub selects an investigator and research study included in the Delirium Research Hub to feature as a Spotlight Investigator. This month, we are featuring Dr. Chris Hughes, MD, for his study “Role of Endothelial and Brain Injury in Acute and Long-term Brain Dysfunction,” which observed that higher levels of […]

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Delirium Research Hub Investigator Spotlight: Tanya Mailhot

Each month, the Delirium Research Hub selects an investigator and research study included in the Delirium Research Hub to feature as a Spotlight Investigator. This month, we are featuring Dr. Tanya Mailhot, PhD, RN for her study, “Evaluation of a Nurse Mentoring Intervention with Family Caregivers in the Management of Delirium (MENTOR_D)” which piloted a […]

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Family caregiving for delirious patients: what it’s like, what we know, and what’s next

Contributed by Tatiana Abrantes, BS, Research Assistant, and Annie Racine, PhD, MPA, Postdoctoral Fellow, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife Behind many ill patients suffering from delirium is the selfless and inimitable care by a family member, offering support in a variety of ways, whether physically, emotionally or financially. Consider this hospital scene: a […]

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Virtual technologies for inpatient monitoring: A new inpatient team member?

Contributed by Nick Bott, Psy.D, from the Clinical Excellence Research Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is a well-established multi-domain nonpharmacological intervention for the prevention of delirium in hospitalized older people.1 Strengths of HELP include its focus on early intervention for delirium prevention, the targeted […]

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Systematic Review of Delirium Severity Measurement

Contributed by Heidi Lindroth PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University School of Medicine, Center for Aging Research Upwards of 4 million hospitalized adults experience delirium, a form of acute brain failure each year.1-3 The measurement of delirium severity, defined as the intensity of a delirious episode, is growing […]