Delirium: spotting the signs at home
Erin Dean Freelance health journalist
When older people develop delirium, it can be the start of a cycle of declining health. An RCN campaign aims to improve early identification of the syndrome in the community, and reduce the need for hospital admissions
Up to 30% of patients on medical wards, up to 50% of surgical patients and around 14% of care home residents are believed to have delirium, but this serious condition remains poorly understood among healthcare professionals.
Nursing Standard. 32, 9,22-24. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.9.22.s23