Delirium and Dementia
Foremost among the mental disorders affecting older adults are the diffuse or multifocal brain syndromes known as delirium and dementia. In delirium, cognitive disturbance is transient or fluctuating; symptoms develop rapidly, generally as a result of a change in medical state. In dementia, cognitive loss is more persistent; in most cases, symptoms have a gradual onset and a stable or progressive course.
KeywordsProgressive Multi Focal Leukoencephalopathy Thiamine Deficiency Cognitive Problem Delirious Patient Delirium Rate Scale
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