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I do not have dementia, but I get confused in evenings in hospital. Why?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many reasons

When one is in the hospital one is usually ill, you aren't in familiar surroundings and medicines and meals are often not on your schedule.
Delirium can also lead to confusion and is common in older adults and in hospitalized people.

In brief: Many reasons

When one is in the hospital one is usually ill, you aren't in familiar surroundings and medicines and meals are often not on your schedule.
Delirium can also lead to confusion and is common in older adults and in hospitalized people.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

The answer depends on whether you are a hospital employee or inpatient, young or old, have chronic illnesses with multiple medications or otherwise in good health.

In brief: Depends

The answer depends on whether you are a hospital employee or inpatient, young or old, have chronic illnesses with multiple medications or otherwise in good health.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. ANTHONY PEPE
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: COMMON IN HOSP.

Very common in hospitalized patients; days and nights get confused.

In brief: COMMON IN HOSP.

Very common in hospitalized patients; days and nights get confused.
Dr. ANTHONY PEPE
Dr. ANTHONY PEPE
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Dr. Tarek Ezzeddine
Internal Medicine

In brief: Delirium

Delirium, which is temporary, is common in hospitalized patients.

In brief: Delirium

Delirium, which is temporary, is common in hospitalized patients.
Dr. Tarek Ezzeddine
Dr. Tarek Ezzeddine
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