Cognitive impairment

Through the cognitive impairment program, the Commission is supporting health service organisations to improve the safety and quality of health care for people with cognitive impairment. 

Cognitive impairment is an important safety and quality issue. Cognitive impairment is common, but is often not identified, or it is dismissed or misdiagnosed. For example, symptoms of delirium may be dismissed as a normal part of ageing, or as dementia, potentially preventing further assessment and action.

Have your say on new intellectual disability resources

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has drafted a fact sheet series for clinicians and health services organisations to help them provide safe, high-quality care to people living with an intellectual disability. 

Consultation on the draft fact sheets is open until 5.00 PM (AEST) Monday 22 November 2021.