Delirium summer campaign

We’re running a delirium summer campaign focusing on delirium prevention and hydration in older adults.

Older adults and people with dementia are at greater risk of dehydration, particularly in the summer with hotter temperatures. Dehydration can be a key trigger for someone to develop delirium.

Last summer, our delirium data from one locality showed that delirium cases in the community increased significantly. Dehydration may have been a contributing factor to this, so we wanted a summer campaign to focus on prevention

We’ve created  public and staff facing posters and leaflets to encourage hydration and educate people on the link between dehydration and delirium.

As the original resources proved so popular we’ve now removed all references to summer so they can be used throughout the year

We would be grateful if you could print and share our public and staff facing resources:

We’ve also created newsletter copy that can be shared with the resources. This can also be used on your websites and intranets. Newsletter, website and intranet copy

For further ideas about how to support the campaign, we’ve produced a more detailed guidance document. This includes suggestions about how and where to share the resources and useful tips to encourage, prompt, support and assist someone to drink. Guidance Document How to Support our Delirium Summer Campaign

You can access key supporting evidence, further information and references here

We hope that you’re able to support this campaign and please do share details of the campaign with any colleagues or organisations that you feel would be interested.

If you have any questions please contact

You can find out more about our work on delirium here