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What you should know about delirium in older adults

Delirium is among the most common mental disorders seen in older adults, with more than 7 million hospitalized Americans suffering from the condition each year. It is associated with many complex underlying medical conditions and can be hard to recognize. It can also be life threatening, especially for the elderly.

Liz Seegert explains the risk factors of delirium, how family members can spot it and programs established to prevent the condition. She includes contact information for sources and experts, as well as a number of story ideas.

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