Australasian Delirium Association

Delirium resources

From the Cochrane Library

The updated review: 'Interventions for preventing delirium in hospitalised non-ICU patients'  

Cochrane Library website editorial  - Forward thinking: where next for delirium prevention research?


Some apps of interest

Name: A Better Way to Care

Developed by: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Uses: The A better way to care app has been designed to guide clinicians in identifying and providing safe and high-quality care to patients with cognitive impairment in hospitals

A Better Way to care - android 

A Better Way to care - itunes

Name: BPSD Guide: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Developed by: University of NSW

 Uses: The BPSD app provides summary information relevant to the most commonly presenting behavioural and psychological  symptoms of dementia.  

 BPSD - for android  BPSD- itunes 

Name:Care4Dementia

Developed by: University of NSW 

Uses: This App was developed to provide information and support for carers in their role of caring for persons with behavioural changes that can occur in dementia. 

Care4Dementia - android 

Care4Dementia - itunes


Items of interest

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


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.


ADA reflects on

World Delirium Day 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 

Some WDD Day activities:


Robert Welschinger, Gideon Caplan Jarrett Pereira and Janine Masso sharing delirium information on WDD in Sydney


Mary Britton and colleague celebrating Melbourne WDD


Melbourne colleagues sharing delirium awareness on WDD


WDD Caped Delirium Crusaders


See the link below for UTS Newsroom

http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/content/illness-that%E2%80%99s-lethal-heart-attack-often-missed



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.

Please use the link below:


The Dementia Care Competency

 and Training Network






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