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Could it be delirium?

An RCN campaign to reduce the effects of delirium on older people stresses the need for swift action at the first signs of confusion

An RCN campaign to reduce the effects of delirium on older people stresses the need for swift action at the first signs of confusion

Taking swift action when an older person first shows signs of becoming confused or acting differently from usual can make a huge difference to their future health.

Raising awareness of this message is the focus of an RCN campaign to reduce the potentially devastating effects of delirium on older people.

Delirium is a serious but often-missed condition of heightened mental confusion that mainly affects those over 65 and can lead to a higher risk of death or admission to long-term care.

Potentially reversible

While half of cases are potentially reversible, prompt identification and treatment are needed.

The delirium champion campaign led by the RCN older people’s

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