A Clinician’s BPSD Guide 2023

BPSD Guide 2023

BPSD Guide 2023A Clinician’s BPSD Guide 2023: Understanding and helping people experiencing changed behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia

The document A Clinician’s BPSD* Guide 2023: Understanding and helping people experiencing changed behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia is a comprehensive overview of evidence and practice-based principles for supporting people who present with behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD). This 2023 version is an update of the document Behaviour Management: A Guide to Good Practice, Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (2012).

This resource is designed for clinicians with a role in caring for people living with dementia in residential aged care services (RACS), community care and acute care settings. The Clinician’s BPSD Guide provides guidance for clinicians supporting family members and carers as well as RACS and community care staff caring for people with dementia who present with BPSD. Additional considerations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background with dementia are included.

This resource is free. Hard copies of the Clinician’s BPSD Guide will be available from CHeBA in early 2024. Please email Kim Burns, or download the pre-print PDF version (approx 200 pages). The Clinician’s BPSD Guide is supported by a set of appendices which will be available in electronic format only. See link to Appendix one below. More to follow soon.

*This terminology and abbreviation are used respectfully for communication between professionals supporting persons with dementia. For more information about consumer preferences on terminology, please consult the Dementia Language Guidelines developed by Dementia Australia.

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