Clinical features

The clinical features of delirium are described in Chapte.L.4,..1.,..2. Most delirium in elderly patients is of the quiet hypoactive variety, lacking the more florid disturbances in mood, perception, and behaviour that bring the disorder to clinical notice. Reversible cognitive impairment in elderly patients is associated with reduced conscious level, poor attention, poor contact with the patient, incoherent speech, reduced psychomotor activity, lack of awareness of surroundings, poor orientation, and poor memory.(2) Hyperactive delirium does occur in elderly patients, but it is less pronounced, with the overactivity usually confined to purposeless behaviour such as pulling at the bedclothes. Violent behaviour is not common; because of physical debility elderly patients are more likely to injure themselves than others.

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