Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign – launch day

Join us for the launch of the Cognitive Impairment Campaign.

This is a vitally important campaign which will raise standards of care for people entering hospital with cognitive impairment, including the prevention, recognition and treatment of delirium

Cognitive impairment, delirium or dementia are common among older people admitted to hospital but are frequently missed or misdiagnosed increasing their risk of harm.

Delirium can be prevented with the right care and harm minimised if cognitive impairment is identified and acted on early.

We can all make a difference

Guest speakers will include:

Julia Squire
Chief Executive Officer, CALHN
Brett Partington
Dr. Faizal Ibrahim
Consultant Geriatrician, CALHN
Fiona Mackenzie
Executive Director of Nursing, CALHN


Date: Friday 27 May 2016

Launch: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.00pm onwards
Robson Lecture Theatre, Level 1, 
Eleanor Harrald Building, 
The Royal Adelaide Hospital
(Accessible from Frome Road, off North Terrace)

What The Hell Happened To My Brain?… by Kate Swaffer


Last Thursday (April 28), at Dymock’s Burnside Village was the launch of Kate’s book – “What the Hell Happened to my Brain.”

Chairman of Dignity in Care, Andrew Larpent spoke about Kate’s commitment to her advocacy and activism (on an international scale) in regard to all matters relating to dementia. We congratulate Kate on her passion and endeavour and wish her all the best with the new book.

Many books were purchased and personally signed by Kate on the night.

A great read is guaranteed…..

‘Save the QEH’ Rally with Nick Xenophon and Prof Warren Jones


Last weekend, 200 people came together to oppose the Weatherill Government’s controversial plan to downgrade the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, particularly its cardiac services and geriatric ward (GEM).

Opposition to the Government’s plans is growing by the day as people realise what this means for the health and safety of western suburbs residents.

Several members of ‘Dignity in Care’ were in attendance at the spirited rally.

Click here for ‘Save the QEH Facebook Page’.