Delirium is defined as an acute change in attention and cognition with the hallmark pattern of waxing and waning behaviors. Anyboy with a preexisting functional or cognitive impairment is at higher risk for develiping delirium, and the diagnosis of delirium in persons with dementia is commonly missed by clinicians because the presentations are mistakenly perceived as being part of the chronic day-to-day confusion of dementia or attributed to behaviors labeled as sundowning. Dementia increases the risk for delirium, and “sundowning” syndrome is frequently associated solely with dementia.Continue reading “Delirium in Dementia (Reading & Sharing)”
With palliative care, curative options are discontinued except those that relieves symptoms (such as palliative chemotherapy) – palliative care focuses on relief of symptoms.
End-of-life uncomfortable signs and symptoms: Part 2 Cont.