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  1. Delirium

    07 Mar 2017

    Delirium is an acute disturbance in a person’s attention, awareness and cognition that can be caused by an acute medical condition or medication changes. Delirium should be treated as a medical...

  2. Delirium - further Information

    13 May 2016

    Educational and information resources available on improving care for older people with delirium in hospital...

  3. Delirium and ageing

    16 Nov 2015

    Delirium affects up to 50 per cent of older people in certain hospital settings. Older people with an existing cognitive impairment, such as dementia, experience higher rates of delirium...

  4. Delirium and discharge planning

    07 Mar 2017

    To help patients make a smooth transition, consider how they will manage, how their family or carer will cope, and what services and supports are required...

  5. Delirium is a serious condition

    16 Nov 2015

    Delirium is a serious and common condition, and may be the only sign of medical illness or a rapidly deteriorating patient...

  6. Delirium-identifying

    07 Mar 2017

    Delirium assessment aims to confirm the diagnosis, identify and treat the causes, and manage and relieve the symptoms...

  7. Delirium-preventing

    16 Nov 2015

    There are many things we can do to help older people and their families and carers understand, prevent and manage delirium...

  8. Dementia

    01 Mar 2017

    Older people with dementia have more health conditions than those without dementia and are more likely to be admitted to hospital, usually for another primary reason...

  9. Dementia - further information

    18 Oct 2017

    Educational and information resources available on improving care for older people with dementia in hospital...

  10. Dementia - identifying

    16 Nov 2015

    All people aged 65 and over should be screened for evidence of cognitive impairment on admission to hospital...