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Senior’s Health

What puts someone at risk for delirium?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There are many risks for delirium. Some include:

  • increased age
  • history of a brain injury, dementia, or having had delirium before
  • depression
  • many health issues or they’re sick right now
  • stressful events
  • taking many types of medicine
  • a recent change in any medicine they take
  • problems with hearing or sight
  • problems moving or getting around on their own

Current as of: December 19, 2016

Author: Senior’s Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services