Supporting organisations

Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign is proudly supported by the following organisations. Organisations featuring the book icon have provided details of the initiatives they have undertaken, which may be useful for campaign participants.

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Dignity in Care Australia

Dignity in Care Australia proudly support  the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign. With its partners, Dignity in Care Australia Champions aims to change the culture of Australian Health Services by reinforcing the importance of treating patients with dignity and respect.

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign as our members make a positive difference to patients with cognitive impairment through improving the quality use of medicines, and influencing the appropriate prescription of medicines for patients with cognitive impairment.

WA Primary Health Alliance

WA Primary Health Alliance is committed to promoting best practice integrated care for people with, or at risk of developing, cognitive impairment.

The Psychogeriatric Nurses’ Association Australia (Inc)

The Psychogeriatric Nurse’s Association Australia (Inc) fully support this initiative and fully supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.

The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre

The NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC) supports the work of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care whose aims are closely aligned with our own. The CDPC aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by developing, communicating and implementing research that improves care. Ensuring health safety and quality within these processes is highly important.

The Australasian Delirium Association

The Australasian Delirium Association applauds the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign and supports all better care for people with delirium, education for health care professionals, patients and their carer, and research to improve the prevention and treatment of delirium.

Sydney North Health Network

The Sydney North Health Network supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign and is committed to increasing efficiency of medical services and coordination of patients with dementia and delirium in primary health settings to ensure they receive the right care, in the right place at the right time.

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign. We are committed to raising awareness of the impacts of cognitive impairment, and working proactively to promote best possible care.

Occupational Therapy Australia

Occupational Therapy Australia supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign as occupational therapists provide a range of services to assist people with cognitive impairment to participate in everyday activities.

NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

The Agency for Clinical Innovation supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign. Our Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons Program supports hospitals to implement strategies to make a real difference.

National Institute for Dementia Research

The National Institute for Dementia Research commits to the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign.

Leading Age Services Australia

Leading Age Services supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment initiative and reminds everyone that it affects many Australians and their carers who require our support and understanding.

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network

Our commitment at Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network is to healthy people and healthy communities, and the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign is a practical demonstration of our support towards improving the health outcomes of people experiencing cognitive impairment.

HealthWISE New England North West

HealthWISE New England North West supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign. As a memory assessment service provider, we aim to provide best practice care and service integration in the Northern Tablelands Region of NSW.

Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia Inc

The Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia Inc supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.

Dementia Training Australia

Dementia Training Australia supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign to promote best practice care for people with delirium and dementia in acute care.

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre

The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (Early Diagnosis and Prevention) is committed to supporting initiatives that help to improve the early, accurate diagnosis of dementia so that health consumers with cognitive impairment are able to access the best possible services and treatments appropriate to their needs and illness.

Council on the Ageing Victoria

The Council on the Ageing Victoria supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.

College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Australian Psychological Society

The College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Australian Psychological Society, supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign; early recognition, appropriate assessment and identification of underlying cognitive impairments enable accurate diagnosis and consideration of suitable treatment and management options, including for patients with more subtle impairments, which can significantly impact on activities and wellbeing.

Clinical Excellence Commission

The Clinical Excellence Commission is committed to promoting improved care for patients with cognitive impairment to enhance safety and quality within NSW.

Australian Private Hospitals Association

The Australian Private Hospitals Association and our members support the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign as part of our commitment to ensuring the care we deliver is of the highest quality and all our patients remain safe.

Australian Patient Safety Foundation

The Australian Patient Safety Foundation supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Foundation supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.

Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and its members are committed to safe, high quality care for all Australians, and to supporting people with cognitive impairment to receive the best health care possible.

Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

The Australian College Of Nurse Practitioners supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.

Australian Association of Gerontology

Australian Association of Gerontology is committed to improving the prevention, recognition and treatment of cognitive impairments, such as dementia, and providing high quality care for older people based on the latest research and evidence based practice.

Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine commits to advocating for high quality clinical care that includes assessment and management of cognitive function.

Through its members, it commits to continue training and educating doctors and other clinical care providers about the importance of assessing and managing cognition in the hospital environment.

Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign to raise awareness for the optimal recognition and management of this important condition in the community and ensure our patients remain safe in their preoperative journey.

Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association

The Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association commits to the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign and believes that advancing rehabilitative nursing principles in all health care settings will promote optimal outcomes for people at risk for and experiencing cognitive impairment.

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and its Fellows support the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign. ACEM is committed to advocating for increased awareness and recognition of cognitive impairment and promoting practices that will ensure positive outcomes for patients experiencing dementia or delirium in the hospital setting.

Dementia Australia

The Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign recognises the need for a person-centred approach to care, which looks at the person as a whole and not just the symptom they are presenting with in hospital. People with dementia are at a high risk of delirium. 30%-40% of delirium cases can be prevented. Alzheimer’s Australia supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign because we can and must improve care outcomes for people living with dementia who go into hospital.