Dr. Karen L. Gilbert DNP MS RN
Karen Gilbert serves as a Vice President for Alzheimer’s Community Care. She is a Certified Alzheimer’s disease trainer from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Karen completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2019. Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York and holds a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Karen L. Gilbert DNP RN MS CDP can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 561-683-2700 Ext. 119.
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Source: CSA Journal, No. 80 / Vol. 3, 2020
An acute and common disorder, delirium causes substantial disturbance in cognitive function and awareness of the environment and is gen- erally associated with another medical event. Delirium is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Unrecognized and untreated delirium may result in longer hospital inpatient stays, repeated hospital readmissions, pro- gression of cognitive decline and general morbidity, and otherwise untimely death.