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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Aged & Community Services Australia supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment initiative and its aims of better outcomes for people with dementia, their loved ones and the staff who care for them.
Alzheimer’s WA is committed to caring, supporting and advocating for people living with dementia.
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.
NARI supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign. NARI’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of older people through research and evidence based practice.
The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (rffada) is dedicated to prevention and ensuring that individuals affected prenatally by alcohol have access to diagnostic services, support and multidisciplinary management planning in Australia and that parents and caregivers are supported with a “no blame no shame” ethos.
We support the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign to shine a light on the often under-recognised and poorly managed issue of cognitive impairment in our hospitals. To help improve patient outcomes and experience, we are working to determine the burden of hospital-acquired delirium, and to provide guidance on how to best manage patients.
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 is committed to promoting best practice integrated care for people with, or at risk of developing, cognitive impairment.
The Psychogeriatric Nurse’s Association Australia (Inc) fully support this initiative and fully supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The National Institute for Dementia Research commits to the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign.
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.
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 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.
The Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia Inc supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.
Dementia Training Australia supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign to promote best practice care for people with delirium and dementia in acute care.
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.
The Council on the Ageing Victoria supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.
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.
The Clinical Excellence Commission is committed to promoting improved care for patients with cognitive impairment to enhance safety and quality within NSW.
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.
The Australian Patient Safety Foundation supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Foundation supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.
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.
The Australian College Of Nurse Practitioners supports the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. Dementia 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.