Australasian Delirium Association


The Australasian Delirium Association was formed by health professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds who recognised the need to bring together scientific evidence to improve clinical practice around delirium across a diverse range of specialties.

ADA proudly supports

World Delirium Day

15th March 2017


The inaugural World Delirium Day aims to raise delirium awareness and inspire positive action among health professionals and the community in general. 

By increased awareness of delirium we will help to improve rates of diagnosis and thus improve access to treatment. This will also help people with delirium and their families have better information. 

Three steps to being aware on March 15, 2017: 

 Individually: Increase  your delirium knowledge 

 Locally: Fly the flag in your local healthcare environment and get people thinking and talking about delirium.

 Globally: Connect with other delirium knowledge champions on the iDelirium web and social media sites.

#WDD2017 and #Iamdeliriumaware 


Congratulations to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare on the launch of the Australian Delirium Clinical Care Standards on the 15th July 2016


 The Standards are available via the link below.


Delirium Clinical Care Standard


What's new

Save the Date 

Monday 23rd October 2017

Delirium Workshop with special guest 

in Sydney

Watch this space 

for more details as they come to hand

ADA newsletter No 4 December 2016.pdf

Surgery and Cognition

On June 21, 2016, the  USA  organisations the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and the Brain Dysfunction Discussion Group partnered to convene Surgery and Cognition: Delirium, Cognitive Decline, and Opportunities to Protect the Brain. At this meeting, leading scientists and physicians discussed the challenges and opportunities to creating biomarkers and therapeutics for patients who are vulnerable to delirium, cognitive decline, and dementia following surgery.

The link below provides more information

Surgery and Cognition - The New York Academy of Sciences



Caring for Cognitive Impairment

Join the campaign 

From 28th January 2016

Commit to caring for cognitive impairment 



News form the RACP

The RACP has joined the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care national campaign to improve the prevention, recognition, and treatment of delirium, and to provide high-quality care for people with cognitive impairment in hospitals. The RACP is committed to raising awareness of the impacts of cognitive impairment, and working proactively to promote best possible care.


idelirium  

A unified voice for advancing delirium science across the world

We would like to introduce idelirium a new initiative that comprises a federation of 3 Delirium Societies.  Together the societies aim to combine forces to advance international delirium science.

http://www.idelirium.org/



The Dementia Care, Competency and Training Network  is an interactive website  that delivers online dementia training as well as providing ongoing resources, research updates and support to clinicians working in rural and remote locations.
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