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Delirium – Primary Care Factsheet

Why do GPs need to know about delirium?

• Delirium is common both in hospital and the community

• 10% of nursing home residents will have a delirium

• Delirium is preventable and treatable

• Delirium accelerates cognitive decline and progression of dementia

• Delirium is highly distressing and frightening to patients and carers

Click here to read the full factsheet on Delirium

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