In this episode, I discuss the challenges of hospital-induced delirium. This syndrome can affect people of all ages, not just older individuals. Drawing from a personal conversation with someone who experienced this, I explain how this happens, and how to reduce the chances of this affecting your parent, spouse, or even your child when hospitalized.
Personal Stories: One caregiver shares her experience with an aging parent who was hospitalized. Another, my own, on how we managed to avoid this from happening to my own parents.
Understanding Hospital-Induced Delirium: I discuss the nature of this condition, and how it can affect individuals of all ages, not just the elderly. It can result in cognitive impairment and disorientation.
Triggers and Concerns: I note the triggers that can contribute to hospital-induced delirium, especially during extended hospital stays and from certain medications.
Emotional Impact: There is an emotional toll faced by caregivers and their loved ones when confronting sudden cognitive changes.
Coping Strategies: I offer practical advice and strategies to help caregivers navigate hospital-induced delirium, and offer a ray of hope amidst uncertainty.
Listen to this full episode of Eldercare Success and learn more about how you can help those you love to reduce their chance of getting hospital-induced delirium or hospital-induced dementia.
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