Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
On this page you will find a variety of guides and support resources (quick links on right), developed by The BPSD Guide - Resource Development, Dissemination and Evaluation program. These resources are provided free of charge. More information about the development of these resources and future activities, including training, is detailed below.
Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
A Clinician’s Field Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Guide for Family Carers: Dealing with Behaviours in People with Dementia
BPSD Guide App for clinicians
BPSD in-service and evaluation training packages
Care4Dementia App for family carers and direct care staff
BPSD posters for remote Aboriginal communities - The posters are based on the principles in the original BPSD Guide and support the DBMAS BPSD videos available at: dbmas.org.au/resources/videos. The video project included an Indigenous consultancy group to ensure they were culturally appropriate and acceptable. Further consultation on the posters was undertaken with others working with Aboriginal communities in remote areas. Health professionals should use their clinical judgement to determine the appropriateness and applicability when using these resources.
For further information see the BPSD Guide Program Page
Resources currently under development:
- The DCRC has been funded to develop an eLearning resource highlighting additional considerations for those managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. This project is due for completion in mid-2017.