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Delirium: The Under-Recognized Medical Emergency

Despite its prevalence, delirium often goes unrecognized. Documenting two episodes of delirium - one in a patient with no underlying cognitive impairment, and one with some signs of memory loss - this DVD identifies the 4 key elements of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) for assessing delirium. The DVD also explains Delirium Superimposed with Dementia (DSD), distinguishes between hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed delirium, and documents the factors that increase risks for delirium. (Part of a 28-DVD training series.)

Series Title: 
How to Try This: Assessments and Best Practices in Care for Older Adults
Terra Nova Films, Inc.
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51 mins.
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The Resource Center is a membership library that serves a variety of health professionals, researchers, educators and individuals involved in geriatrics and gerontology research.


The OGEC Resource Center is part of the Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC). OGEC is a collaboration between Portland State University's Institute on Aging, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

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OGEC Resource Center
Institute on Aging
Portland State University
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Portland, OR 97207-0751

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