Welcome to NIDUS
Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists
Delirium Central Website
The Delirium Central website has resources for Caregivers, Patients, and Clinicians
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The NIDUS Blog features interesting posts on delirium research, prevention and treatments
The Delirium Bibliography
A searchable library of over 3,000 references on delirium and acute care for older adults, now available on the NIDUS site!
Delirium Research Hub: Now Live
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Delirium and COVID-19
Older adult COVID-19 patients are at a high risk for delirium. And delirium or altered mental status can be a presenting symptom for COVID-19. The Hospital Elder Life Program has created a resource page for delirium and COVID-19, including a "HELP Toolkit" to help older adult patients maintain physical and cognitive functioning while isolated in the hospital.
NIDUS Pilot Awards: Letters of Intent
NIDUS II Pilot Award Letters of Intent (LOI) are due December 7, 2022
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.
NIDUS II Pilot Grant Information Session (09/09/21)
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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 […]
The Journal of Geronotological Nursing has published an editorial titled “Network for Investigation of Delirium Across the U.S. (NIDUS): Advancing the Field of Delirium with a New Interdisciplinary Research Network” in their May 2017 issue. The editorial describes the NIDUS program and provides a framework for how NIDUS will help advance the field of delirium research. Donna […]