Raising awareness of delirium, recognising early signs and the importance of escalation
Caroline Ashton-Gough - empowering colleagues to support carers
Lauren Daughtrey - ensuring delirium doesn't go unrecognised
Amanda Wilkinson - the importance of increasing early recognition
Alex Bann - my experience of becoming a Delirium Champion
World Delirium Awareness Day
The importance of recognizing early signs of delirium by Vicki Leah
Find out what a selection of Delirium Champions have fedback to us regarding the process of becoming a Delirium Champion and what motivated them to sign up.
Delirium Champions are community based
My motivation to become a Delirium Champion was probably as a result of my late mother having the condition. It was masked by several other diagnostic possibilities so was largely overlooked.
The resources that were sent were useful and I did my sessions with both staff and patients on a one to one basis. I think it was a positive exercise and very useful for our service as we have a gentleman with dementia who suffers from delirium on a regular basis and it gave people a better insight into the condition.
I would recommend becoming a Delirium Champion as it is useful being able to provide training to the very people that benefit from it the most which is those who work on the 'floor'.