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Delirium in Elderly Patients


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Delirium: From Past To Present.- Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Delirium.- Pathogenesis of Delirium.- Delirium: Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis.- Delirium in Dementia.- Approach To The Elderly Patient With Delirium: The Geriatrician's Perspective.- The Geriatric Psychiatrist's Perspective.- The Neurologist's Perspective.- The Intensive Care Specialist's Perspective.- The Forensic Expert's Perspective.- Nursing Perspective.- Delirium Prevention and Treatment.- Case Vignettes.- Appendix: Confusion Assessment Method (CAM).- Confusion Assessment Tool for Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU).- Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC).- Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC).- Delirium Detection Score (DDS).- Drugs Highly Associated With Delirium.

About the Author

Dr. Ahmet Turan ISIK finished his graduation from Gulhane Military Medical Academy in 1995. He received specialist training in internal medicine in 2002 and became a specialist in internal medicine. In 2007, He completed geriatric side branch education and became a geriatrician. He had completed postgraduate studies both in the country and abroad on cognitive disorders and dementia (dementia) syndromes, especially Alzheimer's disease in the ages. He received associate professor position on December 2006 and Professor Title on March 2012. He is currently serving as the Head of the Department of Geriatrics at Dokuz Eylul University Medical Faculty. He is also director of Unit for Brain Aging and Dementia in the same department. He is also a part-time faculty member at the Faculty of Health Sciences of Eastern Mediterranean University. His research interests reflect in his wide range of publications in various national and international journals. He is also author of many international and national books.


"This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly, and practical account of delirium and it is interested and useful for professionals working in geriatrics, psychiatry, neurology, internists, and intensive care units." (Mirna Peco, Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research, Vol. 54 (01), June, 2018)

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