Monthly posts on new topics in delirium research

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2017 in Review: Progress toward Delirium Prevention

This post was contributed by Heidi Lindroth, PhD Candidate, RN, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Anesthesiology School of Nursing. Let’s ring in the New Year 2018 with a review of research from 2017 focused on delirium prevention. Often, when I talk to others about the confusion and distress experienced by […]

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Delirium and Hospital Quality

This post was contributed by Vanja Douglas, MD, and Stephanie Rogers, MD, both of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Delirium is increasingly being recognized as a potential area of hospital quality measurement. In several ways, delirium represents an ideal quality metric because standardization of care in this area is likely to […]

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Interaction of Delirium and Dementia on Cognitive Decline

The differences between delirium and dementia can be difficult to spot. If an elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease tends to become confused or agitated in the evening (a condition often known as “sundowning”) is his behavior dementia- or delirium-related? Moreover, what are the biological bases that differ between delirium and dementia? New research published in […]

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