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Flashcards in Delirium/Dementia Deck (7):
1

One of the key features of delirium is ______________.

inability to pay attention

2

What are the most common types of hallucinations?

Silent, fully formed

3

What drug type often has a paradoxical worsening of delirium symptoms?

Benzodiazepines

4

Use anti-psychotics and restraints only during ___________.

acute agitation with risk of harm

5

Delirium is the presenting feature of bacteremia in ________ of the elderly.

30%

6

If the delirium does not subside with re-orientation, balancing of electrolytes, and better sleep, _________ may be given.

haldol

7

Those who experience delirium in the hospital have an increased risk of ___________ later on.

developing dementia (if they didn't have it going in) or having a steeper decline in dementia (if they had it going in)

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