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.

delirium, old patients, COVID-19
dx.doi.org/10.2147/cia.S280189, hdl.handle.net/1765/134752
Clinical Interventions in Aging
Department of Internal Medicine

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