Clinical Update

Assessing and Treating Delirium in Older Adults

Topics: Altered Mental Status (AMS) | Confusion | Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) | Delirium | Dementia | Disorganization

Delirium is one of the most perplexing psychiatric findings in older adults. It is defined as a disturbance of attention and a change in cognition. Delirium can be a cause of altered mental status (AMS), which is a general term defined as a change in mental functioning affecting cognition, consciousness (from slight confusion to coma), or both. Delirium

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