Saturday, January 11, 2014

Delirium, dementia, depression: do you know the difference?

It is crucial that we distinguish between these disorders in order for us to treat the patient accordingly. My late father was in an ER, the day of my mother's funeral, where they failed to distinguish between his dementia and his delirium. He had both.
They sent him home where he continued to urinate on the floor, stumble, and show signs of delirium.

Delirium:
Depression:

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