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  • New tests aim to support improvements in care for those dealing with delirium

    Delirium—an acute decline in cognition and attention affecting more than 7 million hospitalized Americans every year—takes a significant toll on older adults and family caregivers. To better understand this burden, NIA-funded researchers developed and tested questionnaires that measure factors such as awareness of symptoms, situational stress, and emotional response. The results, published online May 8 in The Gerontologist, may provide a first step toward improving the experience of those affected by delirium.