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.

Learn more about the NIDUS Focus Areas

Delirium Research Hub

Improving research collaboration

Measurement & Harmonization

Developing measurement resources

Pilot Awards & Innovation

Encouraging novel research in delirium

Mentoring & Career Development

Developing the future of delirium research

Dissemination & Communication

Communicating news from the delirium field

Delirium Research Hub by the Numbers

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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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Delirium Research Profile: Charles Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR

Interview by Claire Horne, Communications Specialist, UNC Center for Aging and Health. Adrian Austin is a pulmonary critical care physician, geriatrician, and delirium researcher at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He leads the UNC-CH working group of investigators (“I-DUNC”) for better delirium assessment and education. Adrian currently has two delirium-related pilot studies underway at UNC: […]

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