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Recognizing Dementia, Depression, and Delirium in Older Adults

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Bradway, C., Bixby, M. B., Hirschman, K. B., McCauley, K., & Naylor, M. D. (2013). Case study: Transitional care for a patient with benign prostatic hyperplasia and recurrent urinary tract infections. Urologic Nursing, 33(4), 177-9, 200. 

Edwards, N. (2003). Differentiating the three D's: Delirium, dementia, and depression. Medsurg Nursing, 12(6), 347-57; quiz 358. 

Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: Accuracy of Nurse Documentation Steis, Melinda R., PhD, RN; Fick, Donna M., PhD, RN, FAAN. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 38.1 (Jan 2012): 32-42. 

Wang, C., Wu, Y., Yue, P., Ely, E. W., Huang, J., Yang, X., & Liu, Y. (2013). Delirium assessment using confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit in chinese critically ill patients. Journal of Critical Care, 28(3), 223-9. 

References 

Benner, P., Sutphen, M., Leonard, V., Day, L., & Shulman, L. (2010). Paradigm case: Lisa Day, classroom and clinical instructor. In Educating nurses: A call for radical transformation (p. 133). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Inouye SK. (2006). Delirium in older persons. N. Engl. J. Med. 2006;354:1157–1165.

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