Delirium is typically a transient syndrome, but this study concentrates on severe persistent and potentially fatal delirium. Just 15 cases are considered, involving diverse diagnoses including Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and progressive supranuclear palsy.
Jans, IS. Oudewortel, L. [and] Brandt, PM. [et al] (2015). Severe, persistent and fatal delirium in psychogeriatric patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra. June 10th 2015, Vol.5(2), pp.253-64. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).