Welcome to the RecoverED study website. The word delirium describes when a person become suddenly confused or more confused than usual. It affects a quarter of older people who come into hospital. Delirium is usually caused by an illness such as an infection. Many people take months to recover their memory and thinking skills, and some never recover completely. Previous research has looked at how to prevent and treat delirium while people are in hospital but there has been little research into how to improve people’s recovery after delirium.
This programme aims to develop and test a package of activities (intervention) to help people recover from delirium at home. We will work with a panel of experts and people with lived experience to plan our intervention. Then we will run a small study to test out our intervention with some people who have had delirium. Following the small study, we plan to run a full randomised controlled trial to see if our intervention works and is good value for money.
This study is Sponsored by the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and managed by the University of Exeter.
This study is funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme (NIHR202338). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.