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Dementia and Hospital Delirium

Did you know delirium is a medical emergency? This condition has a sudden onset, marked by confusion and changes in thinking and behavior.

Advanced age, surgery, infections, medications, the hospital environment and dementia are all factors that can contribute to delirium. Sometimes, symptoms of delirium are confused with dementia.

In this video you will learn:

  • What is delirium?
  • How delirium is related to dementia
  • How to reduce delirium risks
  • Three interventions
  • Delirium care

Deborah Bier, PhD | Director of Special Populations

ComForCare | At Your Side Home Care

Deborah Bier, PhD, has a master's in counseling psychology and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling. In addition, Debbie has obtained the following credentials:

  • Certified Alzheimer's Educator™ – National Certification Board for Alzheimer & Aging Care
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner® – National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Certified Dementia Care Partner – Dementia Care Professionals of America, a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Certificate in Gerontology – Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC
  • Mental Health First Aid – National Council for Behavioral Health