Delirium and dementia

by | May 22, 2017 | Dementia, News

A sudden change in a person’s mental state is known as delirium. Delirium could lead to increased confusion, disorientation, or difficulty with concentration, and can come on very quickly. It can occur when you are medically unwell and can be caused by infections, pain or dehydration. It can have a significant impact on the way a person behaves and functions, especially if they also have dementia. Delirium can be very distressing both for the individual and the people who are caring for them. Find out more from Dementia UK