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Dementia and Hospital Delirium

Delirium is a serious medical condition that comes on suddenly over days or hours. It causes confusion and changes in alertness, attention, thinking and behaviour. The severity and symptoms of delirium vary from person to person. Older adults, especially those with dementia, are at greater risk for delirium in a hospital setting.

In this video you will learn:

  • What is delirium?
  • How delirium is related to dementia
  • How to reduce delirium risks
  • Three interventions
  • Delirium care

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