Chapter 2. Dementia, Delirium, Agitation and Behavioural Problems

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine1,
  2. Paul Jansen2 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni3
  1. Catherine Bryant

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch2

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Bryant, C. (2009) Dementia, Delirium, Agitation and Behavioural Problems, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975

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Keywords:

  • dementia - syndrome due to disease of brain;
  • dementia, delirium, agitation and behavioural problems;
  • delirium - acute confusional state common in older patients admitted to hospital;
  • drugs causing delirium;
  • confusion assessment method (CAM);
  • behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD);
  • agitation and behavioural problems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dementia

  • Delirium

  • Agitation and behavioural problems

  • References