Diseases in the Shadows III: Focus on Delirium in Older Patients

  September 20, 2007, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

The Alliance for Aging Research held a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill that addressed the occurrence and impact of delirium developed in a hospital setting on our aging population. Experts in the field of aging provided an overview of post-operative delirium and post-ICU delirium, discussed the toll they exact on older patients, and explored what could be done through policy to improve the lives of the many individuals who suffer from these conditions each day.

This briefing is the second in the three part “Diseases in the Shadows III” series focusing on dangerous, yet elusive health conditions that afflict millions of older Americans.

Speakers included:

Mr. Daniel Perry
Executive Director
Alliance for Aging Research

Dr. Sharon Inouye
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Aging Brain Center
Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair

Dr. Wesley Ely
Founder, ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This event was made possible by a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation.