Is it Delirium or early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease?

There are many words to describe delirium; such as, dump head, brain failure, acute confused state, acute mental status change, and organic brain syndrome. 

Some of the differences between delirium and Alzheimer’s:  Delirium:

–  Rapid onset and fluctuating course.

–  Usually develops over 1 to 2 days

–  It is a whole brain problem.

–  It is a serious condition in adults with poor outcomes.

Some of the symptoms of Delirium include:

–  Disorientation

–  inability to focus

–  poor memory

–  rambling speech