What’s the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia?

(HealthDay News) — Delirium is a significant change in mental status, usually occurring during times of illness or stress, Health in Aging.org says.

Delirium — typically characterized by difficulty concentrating, changes in behavior or temperament, and an abrupt change in a person’s activity level — may be difficult to distinguish from dementia. But Health in Aging says delirium may be treatable if caught early enough.

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