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Cognitive Impairment in Hospitalized Seniors

Division of Geriatric Medicine, Western University, University Hospital, 339 Windermere, London, ON N6A 5A5, Canada
Academic Editor: Joaquim Cerejeira
Geriatrics 2016, 1(1), 4;
Received: 19 October 2015 / Revised: 17 December 2015 / Accepted: 29 December 2015 / Published: 5 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical Disorders and Cognition in the Elderly)
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Cognitive disorders are highly prevalent in hospitalized seniors, and can be due to delirium, dementia, as well as other disorders. Hospitalization can have adverse cognitive effects, and cognitive dysfunction adversely affects hospital outcomes. In this article, the literature is reviewed on how hospitalization affects cognitive function and how cognitive impairment affects hospital outcomes. Possible interventions in cognitively impaired hospitalized seniors are reviewed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Cognition disorders; hospitalisation; delirium; dementia Cognition disorders; hospitalisation; delirium; dementia
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