What is delirium and the EDA?

Delirium is a common and potentially serious medical condition that can affect the elderly, the frail, the sick, the cognitively impaired – but more generally: everyone – given «stressing» events. These may include – among others – infections, operations, change in  or withdrawal  from  medication, sensory deprivation  or even simply removal from one’s familiar environment such as hospitalization. Delirium is a state of acute confusion.

 

The European Delirium Association (EDA) was founded in  the mid-2000s by an enthusiastic group of practitioners and researchers, having realised that there was much work to be done in understanding the «pathophysiology, phenomenology and aetiology» of this often under-recognised, yet severely debilitating condition. And: That benefit to the patient could only be achieved by transcending traditional borders between professions and specialties. EDA has yearly scientific meetings, and in 2017 we welcome you to Oslo!

 

Link to EDA homepage: http://www.europeandeliriumassociation.com/