Trust asks families to help identify delirium cases
The Northern Trust has publicised a number of resources for families to help identify patients who may be suffering with delirium.
Delirium is a term used to describe a sudden onset of confusion and changes in a person’s behaviour and alertness. The symptoms are often short-lived but can last for several weeks or sometimes several months.
When someone is identified as having a delirium there are a number of measures that can be taken to ease the condition and return the person to their normal state of mind.
For more information about delirium or to access the materials available please visit www.northerntrust.hscni.net/services/geriatricelderly-medicine/delirium/