Delirium – Older Adults and Care Partners

Clinical Guidelines

Discover the guidelines on delirium in older adults.

For Health Care Professionals

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

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

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