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When ICU Delirium Leads to Symptoms of Dementia After Discharge

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

A stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) is always serious business, as you’re not there for a minor illness, but what would you think if you knew that the stay itself is associated with some serious side effects? NPR reports that dementia not only is a side effect of intensive medical care, but can be permanent. Medical reports of patient delirium in an ICU setting are common, and in fact is a “huge problem,” even for younger patients with no prior history of mental...

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