World Delirium Awareness Day WDAD 2023 15. März 2023

This year, the fifth World Delirium Awareness Day takes place on March 15th. The occurrence is the occasion to educate, recognize and prevent delirium through community engagement. It is a severe disturbance of mental abilities resulting in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment. The condition can be caused by chronic illness, changes in metabolic balance, medication, infection, surgery, alcohol or drug withdrawal, but is preventable and treatable. The symptoms of delirium and dementia can be similar, so it's important to have all information in hand before making an accurate diagnosis. That's why healthcare workers must get education and training to provide the right support for people to recover