"Delirium is common in older adults who are hospitalized and experiencing infection, dehydration, side effects of a certain medication and other medical complications," says
Sarah Carney, an Elder Life Specialist at North York General Hospital. "It is important to treat delirium early."
With volunteers like
Judy Fantham, NYGH's Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is helping to decrease the rates of delirium among enrolled patients.