University of Nebraska Medical Center

Delirium Prevention or Mitigation

Delirium is a sudden change in mental status that can occur in hospitalized older adults. Potential causes include infection, dehydration, and medication side effects. Delirium is preventable, but also treatable, should it occur.

Delirium Prevention Education

Print Resources

  • Delirium Prevention Program: The AGS CoCare: HELP™ Program (formerly known as the Hospital Elder Life Program), is a model of hospital care designed to prevent delirium. This website provides an overview of delirium, an overview of the AGS CoCare HELP™ Program, and access to educational content (for a fee).

Delirium Prevention Tools