What is it about?
Aim: To evaluate the influence of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)/Dementia on delirium phenotype to discern the most differentiating delirium symptoms for SNF staff to solicit to suspect delirium
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Why is it important?
-MCI and dementia are prevalent in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), confounding delirium detection -Delirium patients in SNF settings are more than twice as likely to remain in the SNF after 90 days -Better recognition and management of delirium in SNF could reduce resource‐intensive transfers to hospitals
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This page is a summary of: Distinguishing characteristics of delirium in a skilled nursing facility in Spain: Influence of baseline cognitive status, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, April 2019, Wiley,
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