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.

World Delirium Awareness Day 

14th March 2018 

Share your WDAD 2018 Activities 

Get some ideas for next year

Happy WDAD from 

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals in WA

Chok Lui, Consultant Aged Care & Rehabilitation reported on WDAD activities 

This was the first time we took part. We created stickers, information sheet from iDelirium, and a chocolate mud cakes (see pictures) where we distributed to wards and emergency department. Our Aged Care clinical nurse consultant, Lyn Fell, did an excellent job by roaming around the hospital, testing staff about their knowledge regarding delirium and rewarding them with more sugary treats.

Thanks for sharing Chok and well done to you all.

AUSTIN HEALTH supports WDAD below-

Wards and Health and Rehab Centre had information boards.

Information booth/stall in the main foyer manned all day and visited by many staff and visitors - a selection of labelled goodies .

Ward 9 also had an afternoon tea, with specially made blue cup cakes and subjected themselves to a delirium quiz.

Ward 10 also had blue cake and tea,  and a board.

Well done all.


supports WDAD

 Pic L-R: Dr Anita Nitchingham, Anne Cumming, Professor Yahya Shehabi, Janine Masso

It’s World Delirium Awareness Day


South Eastern Sydney LHD have held a WDAD Delirium Forum for clinicians.  This is the first time the WDAD  forum has been held in our District. Speakers included ICU specialist Professor Yahya Shehabi, Dr Anita Nitchingham, Dr Jayita De and Ms Anne Cumming. 

Prof. Yahya Shehabi presentng 'Delirium myths and facts at the South Eastern Sydney WDAD Delirium Forum 

Loads of information for those attending Delirium Forum in South Eastern Sydney LHD

Use the link below to find out more information about WDAD activities

Actions to take #WDAD2018

  •  Commit to using the term 'delirium'
  • Screen your patients for delirium
  • Listen to patient and family storiesabout the experience of delirium
  • Engage your leadership in a discussion of Delirium
  • Educate health professionals about delirium

 Please start thinking about how you are your colleagues can celebrate WDAD 2018.

If you would like to share details of your WDAD activities

please contact ADA

with details of your local events and we will be happy to include on the ADA  website.

Please include name of organisation, a contact name and email address for the information of those who would like further details.

The Australasian Delirium Association warmly invites you 

to join us in Melbourne, Australia 

for the 4th Biennial 

ADA DECLARED conference 

6 -7 September, 2018.

Participants from around the world will gather to share cutting edge research and knowledge on all aspects of delirium including: 



clinical practice  


Medical, allied health and nursing clinicians and researchers will find this a wonderful opportunity to learn and develop their interests in delirium.

Melbourne in spring is an exciting and beautiful city to visit. Renowned for culture, coffee and sophistication there is much to see and do. 

We hope we can welcome here in September.

Visit Melbourne



Preliminary Program now available 

visit: Conference 2018 page

Eventbrite - DECLARED 2018 Delirium Clinical and Research Days - Melbourne

Special Pre-Conference Workshop:

Delirium 101 - The Essentials

Wednesday 5 Sept, 13:00 – 17:00

See details on 

visit: Conference 2018 page

Eventbrite - DECLARED 2018 Delirium Clinical and Research Days - Melbourne

Call for Abstracts

ADA now invites clinicians and researchers from Australia, and across the globe, to submit an abstract for this pre-eminent event.  All submissions related to any aspect of delirium are welcome.

Please refer to author guidelines for abstract submissions here:

Call for abstracts 2018.pdf

Caring for Cognitive Impairment

Join the campaign 

From 28th January 2016

Commit to caring for cognitive impairment 

Please use the link below to see an interview with 

Prof. Sharon Inouye during her visit to Australia

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


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.

New Delirium Education website

launched on WDD

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