World Delirium Awareness Day 2024

We’re sharing some fabulous resources and hosting a Greater Manchester Best Practice Delirium webinar for World Delirium Awareness Day which takes place on March 13th 2024.

The World Delirium Awareness Day theme this year focuses on the person and the provision of person-centred delirium care.

  1. Greater Manchester’s best practice delirium webinar  will have presentations on: what is delirium, lived experience of delirium from carers perspectives, hearing from community teams rolling out delirium pathways.
  2. Our Delirium – top tips for carers or family members  provides guidance on delirium prevention, identifying the signs of delirium, and getting help.
  3. Our recently updated Greater Manchester community delirium toolkit and Greater Manchester hospital delirium toolkit support health and social care staff to detect, prevent, treat and manage delirium following a systematic standardised approach.

Delirium causes a short term confused state and can develop over hours or days. It is a common condition. 20% of adults in hospital experience delirium, and 50% of people who have a hip fracture will experience delirium. Delirium is a sign of an underlying illness and is a medical emergency. Delirium will usually improve, once the underlying illness is treated.

We would welcome your support on World Delirium Awareness Day by promoting the free Greater Manchester Best Practice Delirium webinar, which is open to all health and care staff.

We would also welcome your support in sharing our resources with your networks, services and colleagues.

Please use the hashtags #WDAD2024 @dementiaunited

You can find out more about our delirium programme here 

If you have any questions, please get in touch