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The brain is complex. Distinguishing between dementia and delirium can be challenging. It is important that those caring for older adults living in nursing homes understand the difference between dementia and delirium. Early recognition and treatment of delirium improves outcomes!

Dementia results in a slow decline in memory and function over time while delirium is a sudden, yet temporary, state of confusion. Older adults, especially those with dementia, are at greater risk of developing delirium.

Watch this video to learn more about the prevention, recognition, and management of delirium and how the 4Ms framework can help.

    This video discusses:

    • Understanding delirium and its impact on older adults
    • Common causes of delirium
    • Signs and symptoms of delirium

    Paying attention to cognitive changes is essential to overall health.