chronic confusion


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chronic confusion

An irreversible, long-standing, and/or progressive deterioration of intellect and personality characterized by decreased ability to interpret environmental stimuli, decreased capacity for intellectual thought processes, and disturbances of memory, orientation, and behavior.
dementia;
See also: confusion
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An 86-year-old lady was admitted from her residential home with acute on chronic confusion, new symptoms of expressive and receptive dysphasia, dysphagia, vacant episodes and urinary incontinence.
Dementia is a state of chronic confusion induced by a long-term neurologic illness such as Alzheimer's disease.
Exclusion criteria comprised: acute or chronic confusion (Hodkinson Abbreviated Mental Test Score [is less than or equal to] 7/10 [5]), previous experience of the walk test or current involvement in a pulmonary rehabilitation programme, uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia, severe cardiac failure or uncontrolled ischaemic heart disease or exercise limitation by factors other than dyspnoea and fatigue (such as visual impairment, musculoskeletal problems, neurological impairment and peripheral vascular disease).
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