Recognising and preventing delirium. A quick guide for care home managers

Delirium is a sudden change in a person’s mental state. It is a serious condition that is sometimes mistaken for dementia or, more rarely, depression. Unlike dementia, delirium develops quickly and is usually temporary.

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Reducing harm from polypharmacy in older people – Effectiveness Matters
27th March 2019 | Source: University of York

Polypharmacy is a problem in frailty and end of life care. Effectiveness Matters is a summary of reliable research evidence about the effects of important interventions for practitioners and decision makers in the NHS and public health. It is produced by the NIHR Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York in collaboration with subject area experts.

A proactive approach to Palliative and End of Life Care for all Diagnoses
8th January 2016 | Source: Lawrence Pike and City Graphics

This guide is a tool for health and social care professionals to support patients at different stages on their journey. 2nd Edition 08/01/16

The website is not designed to give medical advice, but rather to give information on a wide range of topics to health and social care staff, no matter where they work. Find out more