May Quiz: Geriatric Psychiatry Question 3

What are some clues that help distinguish delirium from dementia?

3. A variety of clues help distinguish delirium from dementia. Which of these clues is incorrect?

A. Acute onset (delirium); insidious onset (dementia)
B. Fragmented sleep (delirium); sleep-wake reversal (dementia)
C. Fluctuating course (delirium); gradual deterioration (dementia)
D. Poor short-term memory (delirium); poor working memory and immediate recall (dementia)
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