How do I manage delirium in older people with COVID-19?
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How do I manage delirium in older people with COVID-19?

Angeline Price Advanced clinical practitioner, Ageing and Complex Medicine Department, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford

Delirium is a common COVID-19 symptom and it can increase the risk of death

What is the link between COVID-19 and delirium?

As the pandemic has unfolded it has become apparent that COVID-19 presents differently in older people, especially in those with frailty. Studies have shown that one third of older patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have delirium at the time of presentation.

Nursing Older People. 33, 1, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.33.1.13.s6

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