“Extreme confusion most common Covid-19 symptom in frail older adults, new research discovers,” by Ciara O’Loughlin, Independent
“Extreme confusion or ‘delirium’ is more common than any other Covid-19 symptom in frail older adults, a new study has revealed. … Out of the hospital patients they studied almost one-fifth had confusion as the only presenting feature of the disease. Data from more than 800 people over the age of 65 were analysed, which included 322 patients in hospital with Covid-19 and 535 people at home with a positive result using an app on behalf of friends and family. … Possible delirium was defined as having any symptoms of confusion, disorientation or drowsiness. Among over-65s using the app, delirium was also more common in frailer people with Covid-19 compared with more robust people of the same age with the infection.”
LTC Comment: Another cognitive problem affecting older people and exacerbated by Covid-19. That’s all we needed!