Monday, June 8, 2015

Developing Delirium in the ICU Can Lead to Fatal Outcomes


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About one-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, a condition that lengthens hospital stays and substantially increases one’s risk of dying in the hospital.

eveloping Delirium in the ICU Linked to Fatal Outcomes


This according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers appearing in the British Medical Journal.

“Every patient who develops delirium will on average remain in the hospital at least one day longer,” says one of the study’s authors, Robert Stevens, M.D., a specialist in critical care and an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Worse, “if you're admitted to the intensive care unit and you develop brain dysfunction, your risk of not surviving your hospital stay is doubled.”

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Monday, May 11, 2015

The Connection Between UTI and Dementia


Study results show that people who got an infection had twice the rate of memory loss as people without infections.

UTI and Dementia


Infections in dementia patients, including UTIs, can lead to hallucinations, agitation, aggression, and memory loss.

Worse yet, urinary tract infections are common in dementia patients, frequently go undetecting, and often lead to visits to the emergency room.

How do you get a person with dementia to take their medication?


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The problem, how to get a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease to take their medication?

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What do you do if someone with dementia makes up stories about you?


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Did it bend you all out of shape? Make you feel angry, or confused?

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Red Plates vs White Plates for Alzheimers


Forty percent of Alzheimer's patients don't eat enough food ... dementia patients eating from red plates consumed 25 percent more food than those eating from white plates.


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How to Speak to a Family Who is in Denial about Mom's Dementia


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It’s human to deny what we find unpleasant or frightening. But when it prevents us from seeing facts and facing their implication then it will not help our loved one or ourselves.

Denial is Dangerous


How to Speak to a Family Who is in Denial about Mom's Dementia

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