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    More than 7 million
    hospitalized Americans suffer
    from delirium

  • I enjoy ADS as an organization composed of wonderful, friendly, and very bright people who are intensely interested in solving a problem that has defeated so many others. Delirium involves intense suffering and we (the members) insist of ourselves that we rise to the task of helping all those affected by delirium!
    -Dr. Barbara Kamholz

The DSM-5 criteria, level of arousal and delirium diagnosis: inclusiveness is safer

European Delirium Association* and American Delirium Society

Great brief educational video about delirium in hospitals. Share to educate clinicians & family http://t.co/iAsh1ZkcVu

Bizarre visions and fantastic reveries are surprisingly common among ICU patients—and far from benign. A Hopkins team is pushing to prevent “the stuff that dreams are made of.”

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A recent study was performed in an ICU department at a medical center to determine if changes in motoric behavior measured by video monitoring are indicative for delirium.

The goals of the American Delirium Society 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, and the effects of delirium on the health care system as a whole.