Managing Cognitive Impairment in AOD Treatment: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals
Apr 8, 2022
Turning Point, with funding from the Victorian Department of Health, has released new guidelines, “Managing Cognitive Impairment in AOD Treatment: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals”. With increased recognition of people with cognitive difficulty seeking alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and demands on AOD workers on how to best support this cohort, the resource provides comprehensive guidance in managing cognitive impairment in the AOD context.
The practice guidelines provide both practical, practice-informed and evidence based strategies to assist clinicians working in AOD contexts to better understand and manage cognitive impairment. Developed by clinicians, academics and researchers, they are informed by the latest scientific literature and clinical expertise, and include common clinical aetiologies and presentations of impairment. Real world examples and case discussions are provided, along with discussion of complex populations, screening and history taking, management strategies and rehabilitation.