Nursing care for acute agitated elderly delirium - Tests that is used to determine delirium

Nursing Care for Acute Agitated Elderly Delirium             Delirium is one of the most common problems in elderly people who have been hospitalized. They actually are brought into the hospital in a delirious condition.

Nursing Care Acute Agitated Elderly Delirium

Delirium in adults have two extreme symptoms, one is agitated and restless behavior where the patient can bring down the roof and cause a lot of havoc to an extent where he or she has to be held in place using restraints. Another symptom is that the patient sleeps a lot and does not show interest in anything including food.More...

 

How Long Do Delirium Tremors Last ?

How Long Do Delirium Tremors Last

Delirium tremens is a severe reaction which is a result of abstaining from alcohol. It is a severe withdrawal symptom common to alcoholics but is also seen in drug addicts. After a person stops consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours the delirium tremens are noticed and it could last for 24 to 72 hours.More...

 

Spatial Disorientation In The Elderly Person With Delirium

Spatial Disorientation In The Elderly Person With Delirium

Spatial disorientation is a disease or discomfort within the vestibular system. In other words it is compared to what pilot experiences while on flight where he does not agree with the reality that his sense of direction and what is outside does not match. The same thing is experienced by the patients suffering from delirium. Delirium is also known as dementia.More...

 

Tests That Is Used To Determine Delirium

Tests That Is Used To Determine Delirium

Delirium is a condition that is seen in just elderly patients and it is usually occurs when they have been hospitalized or in a strange surrounding that makes them uncomfortable. Patients with delirium are either extremely agitated or they tend to lose interest in everything around them and just sleep.More...