What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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Delirium is a cognitive disorder that involves symptoms such as disorientation and _____.

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1. What is sundowning?

2. Dementia _____, while delirium _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Delirium is a cognitive disorder that causes confusion and disorientation. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics and treatments of delirium. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition of sundowning, and the differences between dementia and delirium.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of delirium
  • Differentiate between dementia and delirium
  • Identify causes of delirium
  • Delirium treatment

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding delirium
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics and treatments of delirium
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on delirium and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about delirium, review the accompanying lesson called What is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • How to diagnose delirium
  • Compare and contrast delirium or dementia
  • Identify different causes of delirium
  • Explain how delirium is treated