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Delirium Awareness

Our understanding delirium course enables attendees to gain knowledge regarding the signs and symptoms of delirium.
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Learn how they may be difficult to spot in a person living with dementia.

What is Dementia? What is Delirium? Why would an individual with delirium become confused? What issues with memory can occur? What age range does delirium usually affect? What treatment and support are available?

Our Delirium Awareness course will help you to answer the questions above and more.

‘The prevalence of delirium in the community is 1-2% but this rises to 14% in people over 85, and in nursing homes or post-acute care settings, can be up to 60% (British Geriatric Society)’.

Through our Understanding Delirium course, you will be able to understand delirium is a serious condition that is quite common but treatable. It often begins in an individual who has been unwell. It is more common within the elderly, people who have had surgery or infections, and people living with dementia. In this course, we help delegates to understand the signs and symptoms of delirium and offer practical advice and guidance on what to do if you someone you has delirium, or you suspect that they do, and how best to support someone delirium and other conditions.

What does Delirium Awareness cover?

  • What the signs and symptoms of delirium are.
  • Understand the difference between delirium and other conditions like depression and dementia.
  • Be aware of who can have delirium.
  • Recognise how delirium is diagnosed.
  • Interpret what the 4AT Delirium diagnostic tool is.
  • Gain knowledge of what treatments and support are available

Who is our Delirium Awareness for?

Our Delirium Awareness course is for anyone who supports people living with dementia or the elderly (for example elderly care settings, hospitals, health care professionals, health, and social care workers). As well as anyone who supports an individual who has just had surgery, or who has had infections. Whatever your role is within dementia care, our understanding delirium course will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be able to care for individuals with delirium and other conditions.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Discuss what delirium is.
  • Be able to recognise signs and symptoms of delirium.
  • Understand the difference between delirium and other conditions like dementia.
  • Develop useful practical tips on intervention in helping manage the symptoms of delirium.
  • Interpret how to support the families and carers of an individual experiencing delirium.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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