Art and Science of Delirium

For 3 weeks I was held in a room,

I was tied to the bed if I tried to get away.

I couldn’t talk; I couldn’t eat;

I was not allowed to sleep;

Groups of people would enter the room and look at me and talk about me and I was sometimes undressed in front of a small audience.

I was shot full of drugs;

I was too weak to move;

Presidential Address 2016

The American Delirium Society is a dedicated and tenacious grass roots organization which recognizes the vast spread of Delirium and the need for advancements in research, education and clinical care. We've come a long way from 2009, when a small group of researchers and clinicians met on conference calls and eventually in Boston for our first annual meeting.

Interventions to prevent delirium in hospitalised patients, not including those on intensive care units | Cochrane

http://www.cochrane.org/CD005563/DEMENTIA_interventions-prevent-delirium...

Interventions to prevent delirium in hospitalised patients, not including those on intensive care units
Review question

We reviewed the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions for preventing delirium in hospitalised patients, not including those on intensive care units (ICU) (specialised wards for the care of critically ill patients).

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