dementia and delirium

  1. i always get confuse with the nursing interventions for these disorder
    his there sites that give me some information on these topics
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  3. by   adrienurse
    Dementia is a permanent state caused by such illnesses as Alzheimers disease and stroke.

    Delerium is an elderly body's response to illness and is not a permanent state. It needs to be dealt with immediately and tests need to be run to determine the cause. It can be cause by a response to medication and infection.
  4. by   adrienurse
    Delerium usually has a sudden onset, while Dementia develops gradually.

    http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/cache/1449852933.htm

    power point presentation:
    www.sergp.org/Presentations/delirium_dementiaAK.ppt

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gec/series/dementia.html

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