Acute confusion

Sudden confusion (delirium) Being in a state of confusion means not being able to think clearly or quickly, feeling disorientated, and struggling to pay attention, make decisions or remember things. A simple test for confusion is to ask the person their name, age and today's date, and see if they ...1

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Causes of Acute confusion

Common causes of sudden confusion The most common causes of sudden confusion are:

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Causes List for Acute confusion

Possible causes of Acute confusion (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Treatments for Acute confusion

What to do if someone is showing signs of confusion If the confusion has come on suddenly, take them to your nearest hospital or call 999 for an ambulance, especially if they're showing other signs of illness such as ...3

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ confusion/ 
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ confusion/ 

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