This is a patient information leaflet developed by Healthcare Improvement Scotland in collaboration with NHS boards.
This is a patient information leaflet on the effects of delirium, treatment and what happens afterwards. It also includes patient experiences.
Alzheimer Scotland ‘Getting to Know Me’
The 'Getting to Know Me’ form was designed for patients with dementia. It is completed with information about the person’s likes and dislikes and needs and is held with the patient notes to allow staff to provide the best care possible.
This web-based leaflet describes the symptoms of delirium and gives suggestions of what carers can do to help a person with delirium.
This web-based leaflet focuses on delirium occurring towards the end of life. It describes causes, and offers advice on what carers can do and when to seek expert help.
NHS UK website
This leaflet provides advice on when to contact a GP or phone an ambulance if someone is showing signs of delirium.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
This leaflet provides information on signs and symptoms, treatment and what may happen after a person has had delirium.
SIGN patient information 'Booklet on Delirium'
SIGN patient versions of guidelines are documents that ‘translate’ guideline recommendations and their rationales, originally developed for healthcare professionals, into a form that is more easily understood and used by patients and the public.