NHS Patients with Delirium
Delirium is also known as an acute confusional state. It often starts suddenly, and causes a change in a person’s alertness and levels of attention, which can fluctuate during the course of the day. It usually improves when the cause has been treated.
About 1 in 10 people in hospital have a period of delirium. This may be more frequent in those who are older, have memory problems or dementia, have poor eyesight or hearing, have a terminal illness or have a medical condition affecting the brain, such as a stroke, head injury or infection.
To help recognise the signs and causes of delirium and to ensure better outcomes for patients the NHS have devised the anacronym PINCH ME:
Cambridge Filmworks have partnered with the NHS to produce a new, accessible animation to highlight the symptoms and causes of delirium.
To find out more about delirium please visit:
Cambridge Video Production