patient for delirium is key. In my practice going forward I will include task from this experience with delirium. Summary As a practitioner it is best for the longevity and wellbeing of the patient for the clinician to be properly knowledgeable that dementia, delirium, or depression can occur in any healthcare setting. Understanding the fact that it is important to diagnose and treat delirium early is essential to reduce the higher risk of morbidity and mortality. Henceforth, dementia is an acute neurophysiological disorder with symptoms that affect the patient attention, awareness, and cognition. It is essential to include comprehensive screening of high-risk patients which is crucial, in prevention of dementia, diagnosis, and management to help reduce the risk of long- term effects of morbidity and mortality that is directly associated with delirium.
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