Clinical Resources - Delirium

The National Guidelines for Seniors Mental Health provides evidence based recommendations to assist and support  assessment, treatment, management and  prevention of delirium in older persons.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the management of delirium in dementia. Delirium is a frequent complication of dementia. Left untreated, a delirium can lead to a variety of poor outcomes, including death.  16 pages.

"This clinical guideline describes methods of preventing, identifying, diagnosing and treating delirium. In particular, the guideline focuses on preventing delirium in people identified to be at risk, using a targeted, multicomponent, non‑pharmacological intervention that addresses a number of modifiable risk factors ('clinical factors')."

These best practice guidelines, designed for long term care provides evidence based recommendations in four key areas of senior's mental health: delirium, depression, mental health issues, suicide risk & prevention of suicide.
62 Pages.