Study connects delirium & memory loss
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Hebrew Senior Life have found a connection between delirium and memory loss related to Alzheimer's disease.
Delirium often develops in elderly patients during hospitalization or serious illness, and this acute state of confusion and agitation has long been suspected of having ties to Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Rsearchers confirm an episode of delirium rapidly accelerates cognitive decline and memory loss in Alzheimer's patients.
To read more about the findings reported in the May 5 issue of the journal Neurology, click here.