What are the risk factors for delirium, dementia, and amnesia?

Updated: Sep 19, 2018
  • Author: Richard D Shin, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Smoking, obstructive sleep apnea, alcohol excess, atrial fibrillation, renal dysfunction, obesity, and heart failure have been reported as risk factors for developing delirium. [6]  Of all causes of dementia, these are the most modifiable in order to reduce dementia risk.


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