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A special online training course has been created for Derbyshire. It aims to increase awareness of delirium in dementia, and how to spot it and prevent it. It can be used by professionals from all sectors – health, social care, voluntary sector – as well as carers and people with dementia themselves. There is also a short video, which you can watch below.
The training has been developed by the Dementia and Delirium working group of Joined up Care Derbyshire. The group has been working to raise awareness of delirium, and in particular the detrimental impact of delirium on people with dementia.
Delirium is a common, serious but often treatable condition that starts suddenly in someone who is unwell. Delirium causes a person to become easily distracted and more confused than normal. Delirium can be very distressing for the person and their family.
The Alzheimer’s Society website has more information.
Or view the video below, prepared by the Dementia and Delirium working group of Joined up Care Derbyshire:
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