Tag Archives: Delirium Prevention

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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Cognitive Assessment: Differentiating the Three Ds “Dementia, Delirium and Depression” (Nursing Times / University of Stirling DSDC)

Summary Nursing Times Learning has produced a new learning unit to assist in the differential diagnosis between dementia, delirium and depression in older people. The aim is to offer training / continuing professional development which helps ensure patients receive the … Continue reading

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Delirium: NICE Quality Standard QS63 (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new quality standard “Delirium: Quality Standard (QS63)”, which covers the prevention, diagnosis and management of delirium in adults (aged 18 years and over) in hospital and long-term … Continue reading

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Prevention of Delirium in Older People in Institutional Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database)

Summary Older people in institutional long-term care (LTC) are at high risk of delirium, which is a risk factor for admission to hospital, and is associated with development of dementia, mortality and high healthcare costs. This systematic review the examines … Continue reading

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Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: DSD (Journal of Hospital Medicine / Medical Express)

Summary This research investigated the influence of cognitive impairment and delirium in older adults during the 30 days following acute care hospitalisation. The authors were specifically interested in the incidence, risk factors and outcomes concerning Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (DSD). … Continue reading

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Hospital Delirium Prevention Programmes and Patient Safety Strategies: Systematic Review (Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary Delirium in hospitalised patients is a common problem (estimated rates of delirium ranging from 14% to 56%) which increases the risks of patient morbidity and mortality. This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness and safety of in-house multi-component delirium prevention programmes. … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Delirium

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Overview Here are some further recent reviews on the subject of delirium and its treatment in acute hospitals. The … Continue reading

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