Delirium and COVID-19
Older adult COVID-19 patients are at a high risk for delirium, and delirium or altered mental status can be a presenting symptom for COVID-19. The Hospital Elder Life Program has created a resource page for delirium and COVID-19, including a "HELP Toolkit" to help older adult patients maintain physical and cognitive functioning while isolated in the hospital.
The Delirium Bibliography
A searchable library of over 3,000 references on delirium and acute care for older adults, now available on the NIDUS site!
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Delirium Research Hub: Now Live
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Have you used the Delirium Research Hub? Now that it has hundreds of delirium studies listed, we'd like to hear your story about how the Hub has been useful to you. Please email us your story about how the Hub has helped you. Check back because you and your research might be featured on the NIDUS website!
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Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists
The NIDUS Blog features interesting posts on delirium research, prevention and treatments
NIDUS is a collaborative, multidisciplinary network dedicated to the acceleration of scientific discovery in delirium research, through focused collaboration and creation of sustainable infrastructure to enhance innovative and high-quality research.
NIDUS was created in response to a call from the National Institutes on Aging to support a collaborative network to advance scientific research on the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium in older adults.
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Delirium Research Hub by the Numbers
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 […]
This post was contributed by Deborah D’Avolio, Ph.D., BC-ACNP, ANP, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University The following case study illustrates an example of how delirium can occur in a hospitalized older adult. Mrs. R is a 68-year-old, Italian speaking woman. She was admitted to the oncology unit for ongoing treatment of advanced uterine cancer. Mrs. R lives […]