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Delirium in the Older Adult: A Family Guide (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Delirium (say dah-l-ear-ee-uhm) is when a person becomes confused. It is temporary. The person’s thinking and behaviour changes. The person’s thinking and behaviour changes. It develops quickly over hours and days. It can last for a few hours or days, sometimes longer. Delirium is a serious medical problem, and common in older adults. This pamphlet provides information on delirium including causes, exhibited behaviours, and what you can do to help. (English) Colour

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Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Brain and Nerves
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Symptoms
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Older Adult Health,
  • Mental Health and Behaviour
  • Delusions,
  • Hallucinations,
  • Delirium,
  • Confusion,
  • Behaviours,
  • Causes,
  • Senior,
  • Geriatric,
  • Restraint,
  • Older,
  • System,
  • Least,
  • Elder,
  • Nervous
  • Older Adults
  • Older Adult,
  • Mental Health and Substance Use,
  • Long Term Care/Assisted Living
Revision Date:
March 29, 2018
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