Tag Archives: Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

Mainstream Dementia Pathways Literature (British Psychological Society)

Summary This document was released last year by the Dementia Work Stream of the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) at the British Psychological Society. It reflects a literature review performed between 2011 and 2012 to find important … Continue reading

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Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Hallucinations and delusions may occur in the later stages of Parkinson’s Disease. This briefing covers their treatment and management from the perspective of patients, families and carers. “A hallucination is when you see, hear or feel things that aren’t there. … Continue reading

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Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Community-Dwelling Older People (Systematic Reviews)

Summary This article covers the authors’ plans to review systematically the evidence about non-pharmacological treatments to minimise behavioural and psychological symptoms in community-dwelling older people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Trivedi, D. Goodman, C. Dickinson, A. [et al]. (2013). … Continue reading

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Supporting Carers of People with Dementia (Carers Trust)

Summary The “A road less rocky: supporting people with dementia” report, from the Carers Trust, found that only 51% of carers questioned had received an opportunity to talk about their needs and the level of care they were able to … Continue reading

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Treatment of Visual Hallucinations in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Future Neurology)

Summary Treatment of visual hallucinations in neurodegenerative disorders is at an early stage of development due to the underlying mechanisms being imperfectly understood. The authors consider various potential approaches to developing treatments, but caution readers that any single treatment is … Continue reading

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Relate, Motivate, Appreciate: A Montessori Resource (Alzheimer’s Australia)

Summary The main dementia charity in Australia has launched a document about the application of Montessori techniques in dementia. This is part of “RELATE, MOTIVATE, APPRECIATE: A Montessori Resource”. Refer to http://www.fightdementia.org.au and the Relate, Motivate, Appreciate website. Full Text … Continue reading

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Dementia Green Care Handbook: Therapeutic Design and Practice (Safehouse / Housing LIN)

Summary This document covers the therapeutic use of gardens, gardening and the general design and therapeutic uses of outdoor spaces for people with dementia. The “Dementia Green Care Handbook” presents insights from Chalfont Design and their partners; including Age Concern Central Lancashire, NHS Central Lancashire … Continue reading

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EU ALCOVE Project: Latest Reports (ALCOVE Official Website / University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013]. Summary The European Joint Action on Dementia, ALCOVE, (¨ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe¨ is into an “information dissemination” … Continue reading

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PEARL Specialised Dementia Service Confirms Reduced Requirement for Antipsychotic Medication (Four Seasons Health Care)

Summary This report covers the progress of Four Seasons Health Care in halving use of antipsychotic medication for adults with dementia through their specialist PEARL (Positively Enriching And enhancing Residents’ Lives) care programme. Many positive outcomes are reported. Full Text … Continue reading

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Resources to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia (UKMi / East & South East England Specialist Pharmacy Services)

Summary This document assembles a collection of resources to support primary and secondary care pharmacists in reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotics for patients showing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The resources are based on the “Medicines Use … Continue reading

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