The cause of the delirium needs to found before it can be treated. This usually means doing some tests and finding out about recent events. Treating delirium also means offering supportive care and safety for the person. Sometimes medication may be needed.
Delirium often clears in a few days or weeks. Some people may not respond to treatment for many weeks. Others may not fully return to their normal selves. You may see some problems with memory and thinking that do not go away. Each person is different. Please talk with your healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns.
Current as of: January 22, 2016
Author: Senior’s Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services