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Latest evidence for the underlying causes of delirium

Dave Anderson Associate Medical Director Mersey Care NHS Trust & Member NICE Delirium Guideline Development Group spoke at today’s Delirium conference on:

• what are the underlying causes of delirium: latest evidence
• ensuring people with delirium are reassessed for underlying causes
• ensuring those with delirium are assessed for possible dementia
• moving forward

In his presentation David discussed the causes and nature of delirium; that it is common, the outcomes are poor but it can be prevented through risk assessment and review.  David outlined the NICE approach to screen and prevent delirium in patients by identifying risk factors and reviewing daily.

David’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

David Anderson is Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist & Associate Medical Director with Mersey Care NHS Trust in Liverpool & Associate Clinical Director for older people. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Liverpool & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with the Royal Liverpool University & Broadgreen Hospitals NHS Trust.  

He is/was a member of NICE Guideline Development Groups for Parkinson’s Disease & the Prevention, Diagnosis & Management of Delirium , NICE Quality Standard Dementia Topic Expert Group, Core Reference Group & Steering Group for Workforce Development for National Dementia Strategy England , National Audit of Dementia in General Hospitals Steering Group , National Advisory Group on Age Discrimination in Health & Social Care  & Ministerial Advisory Group on Equality in Mental Health.   Past Chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Download: David Anderson full presentation

9 December 2014

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