Guest editorial: the challenge of detecting delirium in older adults.

@article{Bull2011GuestET,
  title={Guest editorial: the challenge of detecting delirium in older adults.},
  author={Margaret J. Bull},
  journal={International journal of older people nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          83-4
        }
}
Delirium (also known as acute confusion) is a life threatening condition in older adults. It is characterized by sudden onset and fluctuations in orientation, memory, disorganized thinking, perceptual disturbances, and compromised ability to communicate. Delirium frequently manifests as a sign of an underlying illness, one not yet diagnosed, or a health problem that requires a medical evaluation. Delirium increases an older adult’s risk for falls, leads to a cascade of functional decline… CONTINUE READING

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