Delirium is a serious medical problem and people with dementia are most at risk for developing delirium during periods of illness or hospitalisation.

The rate of delirium in older hospitalised clients (over 65 years) is significantly higher—as much as 50%—with the highest rates reported among those with co-morbidities such as acute fracture and dementia.

However, health professionals experience difficulty in recognising the presence of delirium, identifying the predisposing risk factors, and in differentiating between delirium and other conditions such as dementia and depression.    

Course objectives:

  • Evaluate the causes of delirium, its prevalence, acuity and the need for risk assessment Identify the precipitating and predisposing factors associated with delirium
  • Conduct a cognitive screening assessment
  • Identify diagnostic algorithms for delirium
  • Evaluate different approaches to managing delirium

By completing this online course, you will receive a certificate that may be used for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points in various health professions.

Information & Registration


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