Hospital Elder Life Program

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) for Prevention of Delirium

A comprehensive patient-care program that ensures optimal care for older adults in the hospital. HELP prevents delirium (a sudden state of confusion or change in mental state) and loss of functioning.

MyHelp Online

MyHELP Online and all other HELP materials have been moved to a new site:

Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Visit AGS CoCare:HELP™

Delirium Instruments

Dr. Sharon Inouye and colleagues have developed several instruments for the recognition and diagnosis of delirium. These instruments and their training manuals have recently been moved to a new site: They are still FREE and easy to access, requiring registration of less than 2 minutes and available for immediate download.

Visit AGS CoCare:HELP™

The Latest from HELP

COVID-19 and Delirium: HELP Resources

Hot off the press: the HELP team has created a resource page for all things COVID-19 and delirium, including a Patient Toolkit with all the materials necessary to help older adults maintain cognitive

Dr. Sharon Inouye featured on ideaXme Podcast!

We are thrilled to share that HELP's Dr. Sharon Inouye has been featured in an ideaXme podcast episode, wherein she was interviewed by Ira Pastor, ideaXme life sciences ambassador. In the interview,

Dr. Sharon Inouye & HELP in the Wall Street Journal

In a new feature on post-operative delirium for the Wall Street Journal, the Hospital Elder Life Program's own Dr. Sharon Inouye shares the importance of the acute confusion and the impact that it can