For Family Members

Family members, caregivers, and friends are often the first witnesses of a loved one experiencing an episode of delirium, or acute confustion. These resources for family members and caregivers of older adults will give you information about what delirium looks like and provide tips on how to help your loved one before, during, and after a hospitalization.  The role of the caregiver or family member is essential.  It is important for a patient to have support and companionship both in the hospital and when he or she returns home. We hope the information on these pages will give you some understanding of delirium and provide options for additional resources for you and your family.

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