Test Your Knowledge 3

Test your knowledge

Which of the following is a true statement about delirium?

Incorrect. The onset on delirium tends to be relatively sudden. Try again.

Incorrect. Alzheimer's Disease is one of the causes of dementia. Try again.

Correct. Some of the causes of delirium, such as drug toxicity, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance, may be life-threatening, and need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

Incorrect. The symptoms of delirium are often more pronounced at nighttime, when orienting cues, such as visitors, meals and activity are absent. Try again.

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