NIDUS is a collaborative research network dedicated to spurring innovation and new advances in delirium research. As such, NIDUS:

  • provides resources for conducting research
  • encourages the development of new research and measurement resources
  • facilitates multi-site collaboration
  • provides training opportunities to stimulate future research in the field
  • awards pilot funding
  • disseminates information on delirium research

Funded through the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging (grant no. R33AG071744, PI: Inouye), NIDUS is a resource for anyone in the delirium research community. In addition, we work alongside the American Delirium Society, American Geriatrics Society, the European Delirium Association, and many other organizations in healthcare, medicine, and aging.

Register for a free NIDUS membership. Then explore our resources and participate in our research efforts, scientific symposia, training programs, and pilot grant programs. Please join us in advancing delirium research!

  • Delirium is an acute impairment and disorder of cognition and attention.
  • It commonly occurs following acute illness, surgery or hospitalization, especially in older adults.
  • Delirium is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, functional and cognitive decline, and institutionalization.
  • It often goes unrecognized, leading to missed diagnoses and opportunities for intervention.
  • Delirium affects 2.6 million older adults per year and costs more than $164 billion (2013 USD) per year in healthcare expenditures.