Delirium: Information for Families & Caregivers | South Central MIRECC - MIRECC / CoE
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

MIRECC / CoE

Menu
Menu

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
 

Delirium: Information for Families & Caregivers | South Central MIRECC

Two sets of hands clasping

About

This brochure is intended to help families and caregivers of Veterans understand and manage delirium.

  • Defines delirium and how it differs from dementia.
  • Outlines risk factors for and symptoms of delirium.
  • Provides tips for family members and caregivers on what to do if they detect delirium in Veterans.
  • Describes how medical teams address delirium and what happens after discharge.
  • Published 2015 | Updated 2022

 

Developed By

Juliann Tea, MD, Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, MD, and SC MIRECC, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System investigators.

What Do You Think About This Product?

Let us know by answering this 2-minute anonymous survey.

Use of these Materials and Finding VA Health Care

Please note that the health care information provided in these materials is for educational purposes only. It does not replace the role of a medical practitioner for advice on care and treatment. If you are looking for professional medical care, find your local VA healthcare center by using the VA Facilities Locator & Directory. This page may contain links that will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

Last updated: March 2, 2022