Category Archives: Delirium

Treatment and Prevention of Delirium in Acute Hospitals

The Hospital Frailty Risk Score: a Simpler Method of Screening for Frailty and Patients at Greater Risk (Lancet)

Summary The Hospital Frailty Risk Score is a risk score designed for the identification of older people at risk of harm or adverse outcomes in hospitals. It is based on standard diagnostic codes from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases … Continue reading

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Review of Delirium Prediction Models for Hospitalised Older Adults (BMJ Open)

Summary A systematic review of delirium prediction models of relevance to older adults (those over years of age), for use in acute hospital settings, identified variable and typically inadequate predictive capabilities. “ …future models should consider using standard variables and … Continue reading

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Dementia Case-Finding in Hospitals: Qualitative Research Into Disparate Perceptions of Primary and Secondary Care Staff in England (BMJ Open)

Summary Hospitals in England have been conducting case-finding of people with dementia among older people, who were admitted on an unplanned basis, since 2012/13; although the methods to be used were undefined. A recent article investigates the views of staff … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Older People (Age UK / NHS England / MHF)

Summary Age UK has reported the results of a YouGov survey which indicates that half of older adults (those aged 55 and older) have experienced mental health problems. Of this population group, 7.7 million people are estimated to have experienced … Continue reading

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Perioperative Care of Patients With Neurological Conditions (Health Service Insights)

Summary A US review covers the peri-operative care of patients with neurological conditions. It examines, in particular, aspects of the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for persons with conditions including delirium, stroke, epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, and Parkinson Disease. Full Text … Continue reading

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Appropriate Care of Patients with Cognitive Impairment (Dementia and Delirium) in Hospital (Medical Journal of Australia / ACSQHC)

Summary General guidance for healthcare professionals on the care of older hospital patients with cognitive impairment, from Australia. Full Text Link Reference Caplan, GA. Kurrle, SE. [and] Cumming, A. (2016). Appropriate care for older people with cognitive impairment in hospital. … Continue reading

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Review of Interventions for BPSD: a SENATOR-ONTOP Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent broad-ranging systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) covers (i) sensory stimulation, including acupressure, aromatherapy, massage / touch therapy, light therapy and sensory gardens, (ii) cognitive / emotion-oriented interventions including cognitive … Continue reading

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