Trouble In Mind: Delirium
Suddenly your elder parent doesn't know you, let alone know what day it is. Kate Jackson helps viewers understand delirium, a mental disorder that's frightening both for the sufferers and for those around them. Peter Keefe provides a dramatization of the signs and symptoms of delirium and Dr. Edward Shorter reveals societies past experience with this disorder that was often brought on by fever in pre-antibiotic times. Dr. Susan Leiff gives helpful information on symptoms and treatments, and Karen Henderson details her father Ralph’s experience with delirium and how it inspired her to help others anticipate and understand this disorder. VHS (50 minutes).