This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages.
This article discusses the challenge of neuropsychological assessment of delirium in patients with dementia and provides a framework for improving the diagnosis of delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD).
The authors examined the effect of delirium on long-term cognitive trajectories in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and found that there was greater cognitive deterioration in those who had delirium than those who had not.