- •Delirium affects an estimated 14–56% of all hospitalized elderly patients.
- •Delirium remains grossly under-recognized in routine clinical practice.
- •Delirium should be handled as a true emergency.
- •Early diagnosis allows to counteract its permanent sequelae.
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