For many older adults, delirium may be the first sign of infection with Covid-19.
Delirium which is a state of confusion or disorientation is seen in 1 in 4 older covid patients.
According to UPI, delirium was the “primary” symptom of 16% of patients aged 68-86 who took part in a study.
37% of the older patients never developed the “typical” symptoms of infection, like fever and shortness of breath.
The study examined 817 seniors who were admitted to emergency rooms for possible COVID-19 infection.
Infection was confirmed in all 817 patients, and 28% had delirium when they arrived at the hospital.
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