Preventing delirium among older adults with dementia

Donna M. Tick, Ann Kolanowski

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Delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD) is common, is associated with poor clinical and economic outcomes, and occurs across all settings of care. In this article, we briefly review outcomes of DSD, propose the idea of cognitive reserve as a possible mechanism for interventions that prevent and manage DSD, and present the evidence for delirium interventions, We conclude with implications for practice and suggest web-based resources for supporting best practices in the care of persons with DSD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-102
Number of pages5
JournalGeriatrics and Aging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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