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Can delirium be prevented or avoided?

​​​​For some people, delirium can be prevented. Here are some ways to try to prevent delirium:

  • review and reduce medicine if possible
  • make sure the person stays hydrated and eats a healthy diet
  • try to reduce stress (e.g., pain, restraints, noise)
  • support the person’s needs (e.g., going to the bathroom)
  • make sure the person gets enough sleep at night
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Current as of: November 21, 2018

Author: Senior’s Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services