A Clinician’s BPSD Guide app


A Clinician’s BPSD Guide app 

The app A Clinician’s BPSD Guide: Understanding and helping people experiencing changed behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia provides a concise, easy-access summary of the content from the comprehensive document A Clinician’s BPSD Guide 2023: Understanding and helping people experiencing behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD)*.

UNSW Sydney was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care to develop this app as part of a suite of updated resources. These resources also include a carer’s app and hard copy documents developed to support carers and clinicians caring for people living with dementia who present with changed behaviours and/or psychological symptoms.

This clinician’s app was developed for those working in residential aged care, community care and acute care settings with a role in caring for people with dementia, who present with BPSD. It provides easy access to key information relevant to the most commonly presenting BPSD, including:

  • Presenting symptoms
  • Contributing factors
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Assessment tools
  • Conclusions based on a comprehensive literature review 
  • Precautions
  • Suggested psychosocial, environmental, biological and pharmacological interventions with outcomes of the available evidence reported
  • Brief clinical scenario/story

*This abbreviation is used respectfully as a shorthand label for communication between professionals supporting people with dementia. For more information about consumer preferences on terminology, please consult the Dementia Language Guidelines developed by Dementia Australia.

A Clinician’s BPSD Guide - Apps on Google Play

A Clinician’s BPSD Guide on the App Store (apple.com)