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August 18, 2022

Dr. Malaz Boustani on stopping the connection between delirium and dementia

Dr. Malaz Boustani on stopping the connection between delirium and dementia

With new funding, Dr. Malaz Boustani and co-researchers will study patients who experienced delirium following emergency general surgery to see if a collaborative care model can mitigate patients’ increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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For the past 20 years, I’ve been obsessed with the relationship between delirium and Alzheimer’s disease. In our lab over here at IU, with other labs across the country, identified delirium as a modifiable risk factor for the future development of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia. In the same time, we developed and tested and deployed a collaborative care model for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia. We took that collaborative care model and we started testing it in other populations. We thought how about if we see if the collaborative care model can actually help in the cognitive, functional and psychological recovery of delirium survivors, and specifically those delirium survivors after emergent surgery.

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