Based on your observations, and reports from Mrs Thomas and care staff, which of the following delirium treatment strategies are most appropriate for Mr Thomas?

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  • employ validation and reality orientation techniques
  • allow Mrs Thomas to sit with her husband for as long as possible (including overnight)
  • where possible, create a familiar and routine environment
  • discourage napping during day time
  • prescribe anticholinergic drugs
  • provide frequent supervised mobilisation
  • provide regular analgesia (paracetamol) if required, but keep drug treatment to a minimum
  • provide gentle restraints to keep Mr Thomas safe
  • optimise sensory function by ensuring that Mr Thomas has his spectacles
  • create a safe and quiet environment
  • encourage napping during the day if Mr Thomas is sleepy
  • encourage Mr Thomas to move about on his own

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