Detecting delirium in elderly outpatients with cognitive impairment.

  title={Detecting delirium in elderly outpatients with cognitive impairment.},
  author={Anne J M Stroomer-van Wijk and Barbara W Jonker and Rob M Kok and R C van der Mast and Hendrika J Luijendijk},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={28 8},
BACKGROUND Delirium may be more prevalent in elderly outpatients than has long been assumed. However, it may be easily missed due to overlap with dementia. Our aim was to study delirium symptoms and underlying somatic disorders in psycho-geriatric outpatients. METHODS We performed a case-control study among outpatients that were referred to a psychiatric… CONTINUE READING