Health Tip: Helping a Confused Person
(HealthDay News) -- Confusion is the inability to think as clearly or quickly as normal, says MedlinePlus. From intoxication to head trauma, confusion can have a variety of causes.
To help a confused person, MedlinePlus suggests:
Always introduce yourself, no matter how well the person once knew you.
Remind the person of his or her location.
Place a calendar and clock near the person.
Talk about current events and plans for the day.
Keep surroundings calm, quiet and peaceful.
MedlinePlus urges you to call 911 if confusion has come on suddenly or is accompanied by other symptoms.
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