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Evolving Case Study: Delirium Superimposed on Dementia


Evolving Case Study: Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative (GPNC)
Hartford Geriatric Nursing Initiative (HGNI)
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This is an evolving case study on dementia/delirium (delirium superimposed on dementia).  The case centers around Mr. Wilson, who is an 82 year old widowed male admitted to the unit for treatment of an ulcer on his right leg. He currently lives alone in his own home.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Apply critical thinking skills necessary to assess patient and determine next level of treatment

2. Communicate with family members and assist with next treatment/living options

3. Identify own response to changing situations

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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Pamela Dudzik

Suggested Citation:
Evolving Case Study: Delirium Superimposed on Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: