Delirium and Dementia in Elderly Care: A Practical Guide to Symptoms, Treatments and Prevention
Increasing awareness of delirium in elderly patients in the community and in care settings, this professional guide provides an overview of the condition and shows how to identify, manage and prevent the condition. Includes a guide about setting up local delirium awareness progra... read full description below.
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Focussing on delirium in elderly care, this book uses up to date research, practical examples and case studies to raise awareness of the condition, particularly among carers of people with dementia. By following the mantra 'Suspect it, Spot it and Stop it', the book will help to prevent people suffering from it. Providing an overview of delirium, this book shows how to identify the condition, offers simple measures that can help alter outcomes and improve the experiences of people with delirium. It will also provide information on how to manage the condition. The chapters will be easy to understand for the general population as well as general health care students and staff. A guide will also be included in how to set up local delirium awareness programs and training.
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Dr Mani Santhana Krishnan FRCPsych is a Consultant in Old Age/Liaison Psychiatry and Interim Senior Clinical Director with Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. He is the Academic Secretary for the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal college of Psychiatrists. Recently he has been appointed as a Regional Lead for Delirium by the Health Education England North East faculty of patient safety. He is based in Durham UK. Dr Eleni Fixter MRCPsych is a Consultant in Old Age/Liaison Psychiatry with Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. She is based in Stockton on Tees UK. Dr Krishnan & Dr Fixter started the movement #icanpreventdelirium 3 years ago.