Delirium in elderly people: an update

@article{Leentjens2005DeliriumIE,
  title={Delirium in elderly people: an update},
  author={Albert F. G. Leentjens and Rose C. van der Mast},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={325–330}
}
Purpose of review To review recent studies on epidemiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of delirium in elderly people. Recent findings There is no evidence that the clinical picture of delirium in elderly people differs from that in younger patients, although it may run a more chronic course. Diagnosing delirium in demented patients, however, may be difficult due to overlap in symptoms of delirium and dementia. Systematic use of screening and diagnostic instruments may… 
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