Delirium risks

  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Brain Injury
  • Fluid and Electrolye Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Combined visual and hearing impairment (disorder)
  • Head Injury
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Dehydration
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Drug Abuse
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Infection
  • Terminal illness
  • Cerebral Vascular Insufficiency
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
  • An epidural hematoma occurs when blood fills the area between the skull and the protective covering of the brain. It usually results from a traumatic injury to the head, and puts you at risk for brain damage or death.
  • The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and forms of dementia increases as you age. Read our tips for preventing dementia, like learning a new language.
  • Memory change, or memory loss, is partial or complete loss of memory caused by a physical or psychological condition.
  • Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you drink. The most common cause of water loss from the body is excessive sweating. Headaches, dizziness, and decreased urination are symptoms.
  • A surgical wound is a cut or an incision in the skin that is usually made by a scalpel during surgery.
  • Weil's disease is a severe form of the bacterial infection leptospirosis, which can lead to organ failure and bleeding. Symptoms include nausea, fever, headache, and jaundice.
  • Cuts and scratches are areas of damage on the surface of the skin. A cut is a line of damage that can go through the skin and into the muscle tissues below.
  • In the past decade, mental health professionals have begun applying research to the study of happiness. The result is "positive psychology," a new field of inquiry that focuses on the emotions and personality traits that add up to a satisfying li...
  • The word "fantasy" is used to describe imagined things and/or events, especially when they are not probable or possible.
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