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Delirium: Information for Families & Caregivers | South Central MIRECC
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
Juliann Tea, MD, Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, MD, and SC MIRECC, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System investigators.
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Last updated: March 2, 2022