Health Optimisation - Gerontic Nursing Care
8 pages (2000 words)
Despite the fact that dementia and delirium are very different, there is an overlap of some symptoms since both conditions refer to a mental confusion. For instance, both conditions involve dysfunction of the cognitive part of the person. Moreover, “confusion, disorganized thinking, memory loss, spatio-temporal disorientation, reduced attention span, flat affect and motor skills loss characterize both conditions” (Page et al, 2011).