Mnemonic to Remember the Causes of Acute Confusion in the elderly

A useful mnemonic to help recall some of the causes of acute confusion in the elderly is – How Come ‘Dis DoDo Is Excited

Mnemonic How Come ‘Dis DoDo Is Excited

  • H: hypoxia
  • C: constipation
  • D: drug effects
  • D: diabetes mellitus
  • D: dehydration
  • I: infection
  • E: electrolyte imbalance
Causes of 
Acute Confusion 
in The Elderly

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