Practice question

What is the difference between delirium and dementia?

Delirium and dementia are two distinct disorders, but they have overlapping symptoms which can lead to difficulty in differentiation
Illustration of a head in profile that is cracked and has autumn leaves tumbling out to illustrate delirium and dementia

Delirium and dementia are two distinct disorders, but they have overlapping symptoms which can lead to difficulty in differentiation

What is delirium?

Delirium is a disorder that causes simultaneous disturbance of attention, orientation, awareness and global neurocognitive impairment with fluctuating symptoms that develop acutely ( World Health Organization (WHO) 2023a ). Delirium can be (

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