A Guide for Family Carers is a ‘travel size’ adapted summary of the original DBMAS Behaviour Management Guide to Good Practice.
This Guide is for family carers supporting a person with dementia. It includes practical information about how to deal with behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD)*.
This resource is free. Hard copies of the Guide for Family Carers are available from the BPSD team pending availability. Email Kim Burns or download as a pdf in the link below (126 pages).
An updated version of the Guide for Family Carers is currently in development. The Guide for Family Carers (2023) is based on the Clinician’s BPSD Guide: Understanding and helping people experiencing changed behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (Clinician’s BPSD Guide, 2023) and is due for release later this year.
*The abbreviation ‘BPSD’ is used respectfully as a short hand label for communication between professionals supporting persons with dementia. For more information about consumer preferences on terminology, please consult the Dementia Language Guidelines produced by Dementia Australia.