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October 2019

Family Members Can Assist in Preventing Post-Operative Delirium and Functional Decline in Older Patients Undergoing Surgery by as Much as 16.8 Percent

BOSTON – In a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers reported that training family members in delirium prevention approaches can significantly reduce the incidence of post-operative delirium by up to 16.8 percent within seven days after surgery.