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Dementia and delirium in hospitals

Jonathan Waite, Rowan H. Harwood, Ian R. Morton and David J. Connelly

in Dementia Care

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199228829
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753190 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199228829.003.0008

Series: Oxford Care Manuals

Dementia and delirium in             hospitals

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People with confusion in general hospitals - The hospital environment - Prevalence of mental health problems on medical wards - Effect of cognitive impairment on length of hospital stay - Ill health in older age - Diagnosis - Investigation - Treatment - Problem lists - Goal setting - Multidisciplinary working - Rehabilitation nursing - Monitoring progress - Preventing delirium - Models of liaison psychiatry - Elective admission of people with dementia - Confusion in the A&E department - Discharge - Summary

Chapter.  7255 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Geriatric Medicine

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