Review Explores Non-Medication Means to Control Delirium Among Older Hospital Patients.

HealthDay (2/3, Preidt) reports that a study published online Feb. 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that delirium “is common among older hospital patients and raises their risk of falls, physical decline and longer hospital stays.” After reviewing “14 studies that assessed the use of drug-free strategies to reduce delirium in older patients at 12 hospitals around the world,” researchers concluded that “proper nutrition and hydration, adequate sleep, daily exercise, activities to improve thinking and memory and telling patients where they are, and the date and time, every day” seemed to lower the odds of patients experiencing delirium.

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— “Non-Drug Options Can Help Curb Delirium in Hospital Patients, Study Finds,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, February 2, 2015.

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