Behaviour and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Guide for Clinicians App
An app developed to provide guidance for clinicians in their role of assisting residential aged care facility staff, community care staff and family members caring for persons living with dementia, who present with behavioural and psychological symptoms.
This App provides summary information relevant to the most commonly presenting behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD):
- A description of the symptom and how it presents in dementia
- Potential causes and/or contributing factors
- Differential diagnosis
- Assessment tools
- Conclusions based on a review of available literature
- Suggested psychosocial, environmental, biological and pharmacological interventions with outcomes of the available evidence
- Brief clinical scenario
The content of the App is based on the document Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (2012).
This App was developed to provide information and support for carers in their role of caring for persons with behavioural changes that can occur in dementia. Information on what these behaviours look like, why they might be happening and what you can do to help is included for those most commonly reported by carers. Understanding why behavioural changes are occurring can help to manage the behaviour.
Compatible with smartphone and tablet, this app is part of suite of resources based on the DBMAS Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.