A small exploratory study of the reaction of older people to an episode of delirium.

@article{Schofield1997ASE,
  title={A small exploratory study of the reaction of older people to an episode of delirium.},
  author={Irene Schofield},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={942-52}
}
Delirium or an acute confusional state, occurs as a result of disease or physiological imbalance secondary to impaired brain function. One of its main clinical features is widespread cognitive impairment, which causes patients to become disconnected from their immediate surroundings and misinterpret reality. It has a sudden onset and its duration is relatively brief. Some authors take the view that delirium might be interpreted as a precursor to dementia. The aim of the study was to… CONTINUE READING

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