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Confusion can be temporary, but sometimes it’s a permanent state caused by a medical condition. Here are things you can do to help ease symptoms.
Helping someone with longer term confusion
Trusted information about helping someone with longer term confusion.
Disorientation is what you experience when you are confused about the time, where you are or even who you are. It is often a symptom of dementia.
Information about confusion treatments and how to help prevent confusion.
Cognitive impairment can cause problems with a person's thinking, communication, understanding or memory. You can find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.
Creating a calming environment for people with dementia
A soothing, calming atmosphere is helpful for everybody. For a person with dementia, it can help minimise their confusion and help them to concentrate and rest.
Symptoms of psychosis
Someone affected by psychosis may experience symptoms such as confusion, delusions, hallucinations or suicidal thoughts.
Psychiatrists vs psychologists
Confused by the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists? Read more about how they differ in education and approach, referral requirements and costs.
The public and private hospital systems
Choosing between a private and a public hospital can be confusing. Find out how your choices for treatment and care can differ.
An encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss. Read more here.