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Dr Sarah Richardson is awarded prestigious Dhole-Eddlestone Memorial Prize.

Dr Sarah Richardson is awarded prestigious Dhole-Eddlestone Memorial Prize.

AGE Research Group member, Dr Sarah Richardson, has been awarded the prestigious Dhole-Eddlestone Memorial Prize 2022. The award highlights the most deserving medical research relating to the needs of older people published in the past year in Age and Ageing, the leading international journal in clinical geriatric medicine.

Sarah’s paper Recurrent delirium over 12 months predicts dementia: results of the Delirium and Cognitive Impact in Dementia (DECIDE) study showed that older patients who experience delirium whilst in hospital have an increased risk of future cognitive decline and dementia, and this risk was higher with more severe grades of delirium. 

Sarah commented: ‘My fellow authors and I are absolutely thrilled and hugely honoured to receive this prestigious award.  Delirium is incredibly common, affecting up to a quarter of older people in hospital, and yet remains under-researched and frequently missed.  Given that delirium has been shown to be preventable in some cases, our findings emphasise the vital importance of recognising delirium, actively managing it and preventing further episodes, as delirium may be a modifiable risk factor for dementia.’

To read more please see the full BGS press release.

Last modified: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:55:46 GMT