Recognizing Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

@inproceedings{Inouye2007RecognizingDS,
  title={Recognizing Delirium Superimposed on Dementia},
  author={Sharon K. Inouye},
  year={2007}
}
Delirium is a serious and prevalent problem that occurs in many hospitalized older adults. Delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD) occurs when a delir- ium occurs concurrently with a pre-existing dementia. DSD is typically under- recognized by medical and nursing staff. The current study measured nursing identification of DSD using standardized case vignettes, and the Mary Starke Harper Aging Knowledge Exam (MSHAKE). Results revealed that the nurses in this study had a high level of general… CONTINUE READING

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