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Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.

Dementia, delirium and depression are all serious conditions that are particularly common in older people. Their similar symptoms mean the conditions can go undetected and untreated. However, although they may present in similar ways, there are differences in the treatment and support approaches used for each. It is vital that health and care professionals can identify key risks, signs and symptoms associated with all three conditions so that appropriate support, treatment and management can be given.

Read the full article with symptoms, causes, treatments and a quiz to test how well you can differentiate at:  http://www.nursingtimes.net/roles/mental-health-nurses/differentiating-dementia-delirium-and-depression/5084104.fullarticle

 

 

 

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