Delirium is an acute disorder of attention and global cognition, including perception and memory, and is treatable. Learning the differences between delirium and dementia is important for professional and family caregivers, as the diagnosis is missed in more than 50% of the cases.
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About one fourth of older hospital patients have dementia. These patients are at an outstandingly higher risk than other patients for:
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