Clinical Guidelines

Information and Resources for

Health Care Professionals

Information and Resources for

Older Adults and Care Partners


Delirium, a common and serious condition encountered in older adults, is a sudden and severe disturbance in thinking. It can cause changes in a person’s ability to stay alert, remember, be oriented to time or place, and speak or reason clearly. The consequences of delirium are significant, with worse outcomes associated with delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. The treatment for delirium is based on its underlying cause.

Are you a health care professional?

CCSMH has developed best practice clinical guidelines to support health care professionals when working with older adults who are experiencing delirium.Find more resources to help support your patients here.

Are you an older adult or care partner?

Click here for more information and resources concerning delirium.