Delirium is a state of sudden confusion and affects nearly 15 in every 100 patients in hospitals. Having dementia also increases the likelihood of developing delirium.
We will be holding a web chat to discuss this condition at 2pm on Friday, 17 March 2017.
If you would like to take part, please return to this page on the day. You can send in your questions beforehand by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Matt Hagger is Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at the Royal Free, specialising mostly in working with older people. He is tutor for Foundation and Specialty doctors in Camden and Islington mental health trust. He trained at Oxford and Royal free medical schools. His psychiatric training was in London, during which he obtained the diploma in geriatric medicine. His main interest is in medical education, teaching students and staff about mental health topics.
Dr Jo Hardwick is a perioperative physician at the Royal Free. She is a consultant geriatrician and completed sub-specialty training in perioperative medicine. Jo’s work focuses on improving the care of older surgical patients by optimising the treatment of medical problems before surgery, ensuring that quality medical support is in place in the post-operative period and coordinating discharge planning for complex patients. Delirium is very commonly triggered by surgery so Jo has a special interest in improving delirium care on surgical wards.
Dr Daniel Davis is a Senior Clinical Researcher at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL and a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow. He investigates the impact of delirium and acute hospitalisation on long-term cognitive and functional outcomes. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2003, he undertook postgraduate training at Oxford. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Carol Brayne at the University of Cambridge. Since 2015, he has combined research with his clinical commitments as a consultant geriatrician at University College Hospital.
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