The authors report a high prevalence of delirium in COVID-19 old patients admitted in an academic hospital. During the recent COVID-19 period, delirium was present in 38% of old patients admitted with delirium at the COVID ward of the Erasmus MC University Medical Center of Rotterdam. We do not know in which patients COVID-19 can cause delirium; however, considering the high prevalence of delirium in COVID-19 old patients and the potential serious consequences, attention is needed in order to reduce disability and mortality in this vulnerable category of patients.

COVID-19, delirium, old patients,
Clinical Interventions in Aging
Department of Internal Medicine

Mattace Raso, F.U.S, Polinder-Bos, H. (Harmke), Oosterwijk, B. (Barbara), van Bruchem-Visser, R.L, Goudzwaard, J.A, Oudshoorn, C, … Egberts, A. (Angelique). (2020). Delirium: A Frequent Manifestation in COVID-19 Older Patients. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 15, 2245–2247. doi:10.2147/CIA.S280189