Useful Resources

Delirium Resources

For inpatient care in public hospitals:

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Delirium aware inpatient care

 A toolkit for managers to facilitate quality improvement in hospital teams working with older people.


Tips for preventing delirium for older people and staff.

Preventing delirium while in hospital

Simple tips for family, whānau, friends and staff.

THINKdelirium poster

Prevention and management of delirium.

For aged residential care:

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Delirium aware aged residential care

A toolkit for managers to facilitate quality improvement in aged residential care facilities.

Ideas for older people to help prevent delirium

Tips for preventing delirium for older people and staff.

Understanding and preventing delirium

Simple tips for older people, their family and whānau and staff.

THINKdelirium poster

Prevention and management of delirium.


Supporting Family and Whānau of People Living with Dementia: Education Guidelines

These guidelines were developed by the National Dementia Framework Collaborative and provide recommendations for core education topics for family and whānau supporting people living with dementia.

View the Education Guidelines





Dementia is Everybody's Business - working together to achieve a shared South Island model of care

A regional model of care for dementia services to reflect best practice and ensure consistency across the South Island.

View Dementia is Everybody's Business here.





Dementia Friendly Guidelines - developed by Nelson Marlborough Health

The majority of people with dementia are still living in their homes in our community. This means that it is likely that many services, including health and a full range of social, recreational and commercial services, are likely to be offered to people with dementia. The guidelines have been developed to ensure the approach and environment is conducive to appropriate service delivery.

View the Dementia Friendly Guidelines booklet




Dementia books - Angela Caughey

For more than 12 years author Angela Caughey took care of her husband who had Lewy body dementia. She is the author of the following books recommended by HOPSLA.

Dealing Daily with Dementia is a practical book for carers and
families of people with dementia.

How to communicate with someone who has dementia focuses on one of the most challenging aspects of this illness - communication. 





South Island delirium stocktake

The results of a stocktake to better understand how delirium is recognised, prevented, and managed in the South Island, across all health service settings. 

View the Delirium Stocktake report here.




Diagram – Healthy Ageing in South Island

Restorative person-centred care has been defined in the South Island in the Restorative Care guides (one for health professionals and one for consumers). The diagram illustrates how key parts fit together across health and community settings.  It cannot display all features – but does include many things that need to be present for restorative, person-centred services.

View the diagram  here




Restorative Care in the South Island

Two restorative care guides to support older people to be independent, care for themselves and interact with their community, family and whānau for as long as possible.

Consumer guide:

Health professional guide:




Restorative Care Stocktake 2017

This report summarises responses from 117 service providers across the South Island with regard to understanding to what degree restorative care has been embedded across the ontinuum of services.

View the report here





Below is a collection of websites, reports and information relating to Health of Older People:

Showcasing Aged-care nursing online resource: