Delirium: spotting the signs at home
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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

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