CAIN collaborator Dr Daniel Davis (UC London) is presenting at the SAHMRI Scientific Seminar.
Delirium is severe neuropsychiatric response to an acute illness. It affects at least 25% of older inpatients and is associated with a wide range of patient safety outcomes. Emerging evidence suggests delirium is also associated with accelerated trajectories of cognitive decline and incident dementia. However, the mechanisms that drive these processes are
unclear – particularly the degree to which risk factors for dementia may be distinct or shared with those for delirium. This talk will outline some of the epidemiological basis for understanding delirium and dementia, and review findings from some experimental models that give some insight into the underlying pathophysiology. Daniel Davis is a geriatrician and
epidemiologist. After qualifying from the University of Edinburgh, he undertook postgraduate training in Oxford, Cambridge and London. Since 2015, he has been a Senior Clinical Researcher at UCL and is PI of the Delirium and Population Health Informatics Cohort (DELPHIC). DELPHIC is unique in its aim of tracking cognitive changes before, during and after acute illness in a population-representative sample of individuals aged 70-100+.
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