Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Recognizing Delirium, Dementia and Depression

About this Fact Sheet:

Many older adults are affected by delirium, dementia and/or depression.
These are different conditions and are not part of normal aging. However, it is hard to recognize the differences in the older adult because many of the symptoms and behaviours can occur together.

It is important to realize that you can seek help in recognizing the differences and find suggestions for care.