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Delirium Screen

Could a person with dementia in your care be experiencing delirium? Recent and sudden behavioural changes should be carefully considered as signs of a delirium.

This resource assists you in looking for:

  • Bladder symptoms, including changes in urine, incontinence and genital discomfort
  • Changes in bowel habits, including pain, cramps, diarrhoea and appetite
  • Pain indicators, including a history of conditions, physical appearance, recent surgery and skin integrity
  • Signs of infection, including localised infection, evidence of pneumonia and pressure sores
  • Changes in medication

This resource material is informed by literature and associate practice evidence. This guidance should be applied within your organisations policies and procedures.