Letters Delirium in older people

Approach is now screening, prevention, and recognition

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39199.484942.3A (Published 10 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:968
  1. Mehraj Shah, staff grade psychiatrist,
  2. Farida Jan, senior house officer,
  3. Akeem Sule, consultant psychiatrist
  1. Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust, Luton LU1 2PJ
  1. Mehraj.shah{at}blpt.nhs.uk

    The approach to delirium has shifted from ad hoc treatment to systematic screening and prevention.1 Management may be improved with primary prevention, early detection, and prompt management.

    Preoperative cognitive impairment, as measured by the mini mental …

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