Welcome to iDelirium
World Delirium Awareness Day Headquarters
11 March 2020

March 11 2020

About the event

Actions to Take on #WDAD2020

  • Commit to using the term ‘delirium’
  • Screen your patients for delirium
  • Listen to patient and family stories about the experience of delirium
  • Engage your leadership in a discussion for delirium
  • Educate health professionals about delirium

About Delirium

About Delirium

Delirium Defined

Delirium is a rapid change in brain function, which primarily affects the ability to focus attention.  Delirium can fluctuate over the course of a day with periods of lucidity followed by increased confusion.

Delirium Impact

Delirium occurs in up to:

  • 25% of Medical Inpatients
  • 50% of Surgery Patients
  • 75% of Intensive Care Patients

Delirium can lead to long-term function, cognition, and social impairments.  Delirium can result in long-term care.

Delirium Risk

Critically Ill Patients

Older Patients



Cognitive impairment / Dementia

Multiple Medical Conditions

Sensory Impairment

Nursing / Old aged Home Patients

Delirium Treatment

There are no medications approved for the treatment of delirium.  Clinicians treat delirium by identifying and treating the underlying causes.

Play Video

Videos of Common Delirium Questions


Our Mission

Delirium affects the lives and independence of patients, families, and healthcare professionals.  iDelirium seeks to:

  • Advocate for delirium with a unified voice
  • Build an understanding of the global economic implications of delirium
  • Collaborate to advance delirium science
  • Develop international programming for delirium
  • Educate patients, caregivers, professionals, and policy makers about delirium

The impact of delirium affects patients regardless of country.  As a result, solutions to delirium require broad thinking and strong advocacy.  iDelirium fills this role by coordinating the message of delirium across the worlds professional delirium societies.