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.
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.
Save the Date
Monday 23rd October 2017
Delirium Workshop with special guest
Watch this space
for more details as they come to hand
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
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.
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: