Don't Discount Delirium
Raising awareness of delirium, recognising early signs and the importance of escalation
Early recognition of delirium could help keep a person safe and prevent them from having to be admitted to hospital. Find out more about our delirium resources and information we have to help you recognise early signs of delirium and escalate your concerns.
The process to sign up to become a delirium champion has now closed whilst we evaluate the impact of the project and plan our next steps. However, to support delirium champions the older people's forum produced a short animated film and delirium resource pack which is now available for use by all in continuing to raise awareness of delirium.
We’d still love to hear from anyone using the delirium champion resources - so if you have any questions about use of the resource pack or how to feedback please contact the project co-coordinator email@example.com
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'.