Delirium – Clinical Guidelines

For Health Care Professionals

Find clinical tools and resources to support your patients or clients.

For Older Adults & Care Partners

Explore ways to support mental health and well-being for yourself and loved ones.

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Canadian Clinical Guidelines on Delirium Older Adults

Delirium can be caused by a number of factors, including but not limited to: infections, recent surgery, starting or increasing the dose of certain medications, not eating well or drinking enough water.

Sometimes, delirium is misdiagnosed as dementia or depression. It can often be prevented or treated.

CCSMH has developed best-practice clinical guidelines to support health care professionals when working with older adults who are experiencing delirium.

National Guidelines for Delirium 2006

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Guideline on the Assessment and Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults at the End of Life

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