Delirium: How to Respond When Told “This Is Not My Mom!”

UW Continuing Studies

Delirium: How to Respond When Told “This Is Not My Mom!”

Delirium is a complex, acute cognitive illness, common in frail and ill older adults, often symptomatic of acute serious illness. Untreated, the results can be devastating. Working with frail older persons who are at risk for or experiencing delirium can be very challenging for health professionals. You will learn about evidence-based approaches to delirium, including risk screening, prevention, acute intervention, and transitional care considerations.

At a glance

What: Delirium: How to Respond When Told “This Is Not My Mom!”
When: Wed, Mar 1, 9am-3pm
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Cost: $145
Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)


Suzanna Waters Castillo
Beth Fahlberg, PHD
Heidi Lindroth
Suzanne Purvis

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For additional information, contact Beth Fahlberg, PHD: 608-890-3628

Meet your instructors

Suzanna Walters Castillo is a program director for Continuing Studies aging and long-term care programs and a distinguished faculty associate. She has a wealth of experience in health policy development, program management, and direct service.

Beth Fahlberg (PhD, RN, CHPN, AGPCNP-BC) directs aging and supportive & palliative care programs at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Her healthcare expertise includes aging and chronic, advanced, and serious illness, emphasizing individual and family-centered care, communication, shared decision-making, and advocacy.

Heidi Lindroth (BSN, RN) is a neurosurgical critical care nurse and predoctoral VA trainee who is passionate about improving the care of patients with delirium through prevention and early intervention.

Suzanne Purvis (DNP) is passionate about improving the lives of older adults. As a geriatric clinical nurse specialist at UW-Health, she has led initiatives to improve care for older adults with and at risk for delirium.

This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.