Delirium

UTIs and delirium

UTIs in someone with dementia can cause a significant and distressing change in someone’s behaviour that is commonly referred to as ‘acute confusional state’ or ‘delirium’
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Urinary tract infections and dementia

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a type of infection common among older people. If a person with a memory impairment or dementia has a UTI, this can cause sudden and severe confusion known as ‘delirium’.
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Delirium

Delirium is a common, serious but often treatable condition that starts suddenly in someone who is unwell. Read about the symptoms of delirium, who gets it and how it can be managed.
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Dementia Research Leaders: Sarah Richardson

Introducing Sarah Richardson, Alzheimer's Society Clinical Fellow, from the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. Sarah tells us about her project on delirium and what she gets up to when she's not studying.

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