Weekend Reading: D is for Delirium, L is for List, the F Word and more

Weekend Reading: D is for Delirium, L is for List, the F Word and more

Weekend Reading: D is for Delirium, L is for List, the F Word and more 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Most of us have been asked to sing or listen to a child singing an alphabet song or two – multiple times! Perhaps it was the “traditional” ABC song that uses the same tune as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Or the Sesame Street Rap Alphabet Song. Learning the alphabet provides the critical foundation for reading, writing, verbal communication and more throughout life.

Did you know that by learning the ABCDEFs you can help loved ones avoid delirium, a common side effect of being in the ICU for COVID-19, after surgery, or for other medical reasons?  Delirium is not only frightening to the patient, but it also often leads to physical, cognitive, and mental problems that are not directly related to the medical problems for which the individual was being treated. These problems are the side-effects of the ICU – and can last for months, or years. ICU delirium also results in longer ICU stays, thus increasing health care costs. Yet, ICU delirium can be avoided.

This Weekend Reading starts with D is for Delirium with articles on delirium and its impact on quality of life, clinical outcomes, and costs.  Next, in L is for List, learn about the ABCDEF, and tools that family members can use when a loved one is in the ICU. In The F Word, explore articles on the growing use of fentanyl and significant increase in overdoses. Finally, do not miss, T is for Tech – and my personal favorite about Tamagotchis!

I hope you enjoy the following:

1. D is for Delirium

2. L is for List

3. The F Word

4. T is for Tech

  • Wired: The Tamagotchi Was Tiny, but Its Impact Was Huge
  • Futurity: Can selfie software predict if you’ll develop Parkinson’s?
  • JSTOR Daily: How Computer Science Became a Boys’ Club
  • Futurity. Microwaves and other small noises really stress out your dog

Enjoy your weekend!



Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
AEPC President
P.O. Box 1416
Birmingham, MI 48012
Office: (248) 792-2187
Email: [email protected]

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