The Delirium Clinical Care Standard provides guidance to consumers, clinicians and health services on delivering appropriate care to people at risk of, or with, delirium.
Delirium is an acute change in mental status that is common among older people in hospital. Characterised by a disturbance of consciousness, attention, cognition and perception that develops over a short period of time (usually hours to a few days), delirium is a serious condition and is associated with increased risk of harm.
A model of delivering health messages to newly arrived communities
An example, increasing dementia awareness through ethnic radio for newly arrived communities.
This model is based on the findings of the Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) Project Memory loss: Disrupting daily life: A national dementia campaign which was a Dementia Community Support Grant Program funded through the Australian Government’s Dementia Initiative, 2009.
Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is a collaboration of like-minded individuals diagnosed with dementia providing a unified voice of strength, advocacy, and support in the fight for individual autonomy for people with dementia.
DAI was established in January 2014 to promote education and awareness about dementia – in order to eradicate stigma and discrimination – and to improve the quality of the lives of people with dementia.
There is increasing evidence that a number of different chronic conditions are associated with the development of cognitive impairment and dementia.
The Dementia and Chronic Conditions Series Toolkits are designed to improve support for people living with cognitive impairment or dementia and other chronic conditions. These resources will assist people working in the community, partners, families and carers to provide better support to the person in areas such as diagnosis of dementia and on-going management of their health.