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