Published On: Mon, Jul 1st, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library and FAU Division of Research Present “Confusion Can Be Confusing: Delirium and Older Adults” With Deborah D’Avolio, Phd

Deborah D’Avolio

July 18, 2019, 2:00–3:00pm, Downtown Library

Boca Raton, FL – Delirium disproportionately affects older adults, but understanding more about this serious, treatable illness can be lifesaving! Join Florida Atlantic University’s Deborah D’Avolio, Ph.D., as she shares the latest information and research about delirium in “Confusion Can Be Confusing: Delirium and Older Adults.” Dr. D’Avolio will talk about the causes, risk factors, treatment and prevention of delirium, a disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness. It is often unrecognized, particularly among those with dementia, who are at high risk of delirium.

Dr. D’Avolio, an Associate Professor at FAU’s College of Nursing, has a background in Gerontological Research. Her research and career have been dedicated to the unmet healthcare needs of vulnerable older adults. She has been involved in graduate and doctoral level curriculum development, healthcare systems’ program development, and research and policy development to improve the care of older adults. Her leadership in geriatric nursing has earned her international recognition.

The “FAU Research in Action” series is a yearlong collaboration between Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Research and the City of Boca Raton Libraries in which researchers share their innovative work and seek input from the community. Oyuki De Santiago Poletz, Program Services Librarian, notes, “Boca Raton is fortunate to have an active research university in our own backyard. This series is an excellent opportunity for our residents to engage with the experts at Florida Atlantic University and contribute to the direction of ground-breaking research.”

“Confusion Can Be Confusing: Delirium and Older Adults” is free and open to the public. Register through the calendar at or call the library at 561-393-7852.

The Boca Raton Public Library provides outstanding library services, resources, and programs that meet the educational, recreational, cultural, and informational needs of library users in its two locations.

400 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 393-7852


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