RS: Welcome to another episode of the Medical Narratives podcast with your host, Dr. Michael Gordon. My name is Regina Starr and today's episode we delve into the crucial and often misunderstood aspect of geriatric medicine, Delirium in the Elderly.
Dr. Gordon, a well-known expert in the field, will guide us through the intricate world of delirium, providing insights and strategies for healthcare professionals to better understand, identify and manage this condition in their elderly patients. So whether you're a primary care physician or an allied health care professional, join us as we embark on this journey into the realm of delirium in the elderly.
RS: Hi Michael, How are you?
MG: Good, thank you very much. Good morning.
RS: Good morning. Can you start by defining what delirium is and why it's particularly important for us to understand in the context of elderly patients.
MG: Yeah, I'll try to describe it in basically simple terms.
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Dr. Michael Gordon recently retired after a fulfilling career as a geriatrician that spanned 56 years, 44 of which he spent working at the Baycrest Center in Toronto. He is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gordon is a recognized ethicist and a thought leader on all topics of care of the elderly and end-of-life decisions. Currently, Dr. Gordon provides part-time professional medical consulting mainly in the domain of cognition and memory loss.