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'.
With over 30 years’ experience in digital technology, My Dementia Improvement Network evolved from humble beginnings through the Founder’s desire to help a relative living with dementia. The belief that something positive could be done to enrich the person’s life and allow their time to pass in a much more qualitative way became the challenge.
My Dementia Improvement Network serves over 320 hospitals and is privileged to support health professionals in the delivery of better care through advances in technology.
"We are delighted to be able to support the RCN Project and their mission to increase awareness around delirium in older people with dementia and feel that modern technology can offer an enhanced solution in supporting the delivery of ongoing and improved care" Graham Stockton, Managing Director