Causes of acute confusion in the elderly (mnemonic)

A mnemonic to help recall some of the causes of acute confusion in the elderly include:

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  • H: hypoxia
  • C: constipation
  • D: drug effects
  • D: diabetes
  • D: dehydration
  • I: infection
  • E: electrolyte imbalance
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rID: 12894
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • How Come 'Dis DoDo Is Excited

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