NIDUS is a collaborative, multidisciplinary network dedicated to the acceleration of scientific discovery in delirium research, through focused collaboration and creation of sustainable infrastructure to enhance innovative and high-quality research.

NIDUS was created in response to a call from the National Institutes on Aging to support a collaborative network to advance scientific research on the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium in older adults.

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Developing measurement resources

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Systematic Review of Delirium Severity Measurement

Contributed by Heidi Lindroth PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University School of Medicine, Center for Aging Research Upwards of 4 million hospitalized adults experience delirium, a form of acute brain failure each year.1-3 The measurement of delirium severity, defined as the intensity of a delirious episode, is growing […]

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Case Study: Delirium in an Older, Hospitalized Woman

This post was contributed by Deborah D’Avolio, Ph.D., BC-ACNP, ANP, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University The following case study illustrates an example of how delirium can occur in a hospitalized older adult. Mrs. R is a 68-year-old, Italian speaking woman. She was admitted to the oncology unit for ongoing treatment of advanced uterine cancer. Mrs. R lives […]

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