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Safe and high-quality care for patients with cognitive impairment (dementia and delirium) in hospital.
Clinicians can take action to reduce the risk of harm.
Delirium is an acute disturbance of consciousness, attention and cognition that tends to fluctuate during the course of the day.
Dementia causes progressive cognitive impairment, affecting memory, judgement, language and everyday tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
This infographic is targeted at reducing inappropriate use of antipsychotics. It summarises why this is such an important issue for people with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) across multiple healthcare settings.
Seven key attributes were identified for high-performing person-centred healthcare organisations.