Losing Your Mind in a Hospital
A recent study found that the risk of for “incident dementia” for seniors is 40% greater following hospitalization for a noncritical illness and 2.3 times greater following hospitalization for a critical illness.
Why this happens isn’t yet known. And while there are only so many possible explanations, one speculation includes the drugs given to hospitalized seniors. Regardless of the cause, this is an additional risk related to hospitalization that seniors should be aware of.