The American Delirium Society is a community of professionals dedicated to improving delirium care. Our goals are to foster research, education, quality improvement, advocacy & implementation science to minimize the impact of delirium on short- and long-term health and well being of patients.

Delirium is a dangerous syndrome.

More than 7 million hospitalized Americans suffer from delirium each year.

Patients who experience delirium in the hospital (compared to patients without delirium) are more likely to:

  • Stay longer in the hospital and have more hospital associated complications
  • Experience higher mortality rates in the hospital and up to 6-12 months later
  • Lose physical function in the hospital and need long-term care after the hospital
  • Develop dementia or similar types of cognitive impairment even if the delirium clears
  • However, more than 60% of patients with delirium are not identified by the health care system!

What is this dangerous thing called Delirium? To learn more go to What is Delirium?

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