Frontline Tools for the Differential Diagnosis of Depression, Delirium, and Dementia

Emily Trittschuh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
University of Washington

Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Characterize dementia, delirium, and depression
  • Identify key similarities and differences between these clinical syndromes
  • Recognize warning signs and initiate diagnostic work-up

[From the Spring 2017 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]