Brain and Nervous System
January 8, 2018

Is grandpa just confused, or is he delirious?

We all have those times when our minds feel foggy. You might find yourself losing track of time, struggling to concentrate and can’t seem to keep track of your whereabouts. If this happens to your grandparents or a loved one, how do you know whether it is just a little confusion, or the more serious delirium? Delirium is a medical condition defined as a severe and abrupt state of confusion. The beginning stages of delirium are usually rapid, reaching a peak within hours or a few days. Symptoms include a reduced awareness of the environment, altered consciousness (hallucinations) and an…
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