Posters for Remote Aboriginal Communities – Behaviours and Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia

A culturally appropriate resource for professionals and health workers supporting people with dementia in Aboriginal communities in remote areas of Australia

This set of posters for remote Aboriginal communities is based on the principles outlined in the document Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice, Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The posters were developed in collaboration with the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service, Northern Territory (DBMAS NT) and other expert clinicians.

The posters provide clinicians and health professionals working with Aboriginal communities in remote areas with a hard copy resource that can be left in the community after the visit.

They have been designed as a visual aid to assist health professionals discuss dementia related behaviours and psychological symptoms with Aboriginal persons living in remote communities of Australia.

The poster series covers 11 topics including Aggression, Agitation, Anxiety, Apathy, Calling out, Delusions and hallucinations, Depression, Resistance to care, Sleep problems, Socially inappropriate behaviours and Wandering

This resource is free. A3 size hard copies are available in colour from the BPSD team pending availability. Please email Kim Burns or see below to download pdf versions for printing in colour or black and white.

Important background note:

This set of posters support a series of BPSD videos developed by DBMAS NT. The project to develop the videos included an Indigenous consultancy group to ensure the content is culturally appropriate and acceptable. All artwork included in the BPSD videos and posters was approved by the Indigenous consultancy group. Further consultation on the posters was undertaken with others working with Aboriginal communities in remote areas. Health professionals are advised to use their judgment in determining whether these resources are appropriate for use with people from Aboriginal communities living outside remote areas.

Resources to support the management of behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD):

Behaviour Management: A Guide to Good Practice (BPSD Guide)

The document Behaviour Management: A Guide to Good Practice, Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) is a comprehensive overview of evidence and practice-based management principles for BPSD*. This resource is designed for clinicians with a role in caring for people with dementia in residential aged care facilities (RACFs), community care and acute care settings. The BPSD Guide provides guidance for clinicians supporting family members and carers as well as RACF and community care staff caring for people with dementia who present with BPSD.

Behaviour and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Guide for Clinicians App

An app developed to provide guidance for clinicians in their role of assisting residential aged care facility staff, community care staff and family members caring for persons living with dementia, who present with behavioural and psychological symptoms. This App provides summary information relevant to the most commonly presenting behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD): […]

Care4Dementia App

This App was developed to provide information and support for carers in their role of caring for persons with behavioural changes that can occur in dementia. Information on what these behaviours look like, why they might be happening and what you can do to help is included for those most commonly reported by carers. Understanding why behavioural changes are occurring can help to manage the behaviour.

Clinician’s Field Guide to Good Practice (Behaviours & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia)

The Clinician’s Field Guide is a ‘travel size’ hands-on summary of the original and comprehensive document Behaviour Management: A Guide to Good Practice, Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). This smaller guide for clinicians provides easy access to key messages, BPSD descriptions, potential causes and brief clinical scenarios to guide assessment and management strategies.

A Guide for Family Carers

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)*

Posters for Remote Aboriginal Communities – Behaviours and Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia

The BPSD Posters for Remote Aboriginal Communities are a set of posters based on the principles outlined in the document Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The posters were developed in collaboration with the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service, Northern Territory (DBMAS NT) and other expert clinicians to support a series of BPSD videos developed by DBMAS NT.

Responsive Behaviour Quick Reference Cards

Dementia Training Australia's (DTA) Quick Reference Cards are designed to help address responsive behaviours. The cards provide an on-the-spot point of reference for health professionals and care staff working with people with dementia.

LGBTI Fact Sheets

There is a need for greater, targeted support for LGBTI people with dementia from all care contexts, requiring service providers to be better informed in the additional considerations relevant to the management of BPSD in this group.

DTA’s Responsive Behaviour App

Dementia Training Australia’s (DTA) Responsive Behaviours App is an on-the-spot reference point for health professionals and care staff working with people with dementia. Underpinned by a person-centred approach, this app will help you look up common responsive behaviours, find approaches to help you problem solve, address responsive behaviours and help prevent them. THE APP INCLUDES: […]

Webinar: Understanding Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and Antipsychotic Medications

How to understand, prevent, and remedy Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). This video is a webinar originally recorded for the HALT project as part of an accredited educational activity for GPs.

Recorded June 2016

Presenter: Professor Henry Brodaty

Running Time: 90 minutes

Authors: Prof. Henry Brodaty AO, Kim Burns, Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

Partners: Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service, Northern Territory (DBMAS NT)

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