Caring for Cognitive Impairment - Commit to high quality care for people with cognitive impairment in hospital, including the prevention, recognition and treatment of delirium
Cognitive impairment including delirium or dementia are common among older people admitted to hospital but are frequently missed or misdiagnosed increasing their risk of harm. Delirium can be prevented with the right care and harm minimised if cognitive impairment is identified and acted on early. Commit to caring for cognitive impairment and also learn how to prepare for the new cognitive impairment actions in the draft version 2 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. We can all make a difference.
When you commit to Caring for Cognitive Impairment you’ll receive:
- Tailored practical action lists
- Quarterly newsletters (subscription is optional)
- Access to webinars on key topics
- Campaign resources and information
- Tips from your colleagues on what worked for them
- Opportunities to share your commitments on social media
- Opportunities to share your stories
Commit to caring for cognitive impairment
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Why it’s important – By making the commitment you are showing you want to take action to provide high-quality care for people with cognitive impairment.
“The value of knowing a person with dementia’s background and history cannot be emphasised enough. You cannot successfully care for someone with cognitive decline unless armed with this knowledge. Calling people by their name, advocating for them, and entering their world are simple steps that can go a long way. Dignity and respect has to be a priority, and given to people at all times.”
Brett Partington, Carer