The cards provide an on-the-spot point of reference for health professionals and care staff working with people with dementia.
The Quick Reference Cards are a guide only, to remind or prompt interventions and raise points to consider, including the next steps to take. We recommend you refer to the resources they are based on for more comprehensive and detailed information.
A set of 15 colour-coded cards that address:
- 10 common BPSD and delirium
- recommended assessments
- recommended frameworks
The Flip Cards are designed to be quick to use and easy to access; hang them on a hook on the wall or slip them into your pocket. The summaries in the flip card series are informed by the DBMAS Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, and have been distributed with that larger suite of resources linked below.
Two cards featuring three checklists:
- How well am I communicating?
- Understanding the behaviour being observed.
- Getting to know the person living with dementia.
Resources to support the management of behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD):
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)*
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.
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.
Dementia Outcomes Measurement Suite (DOMS)
The Dementia Outcomes Measurement Suite or DOMS is a compendium of validated tools for the assessment of various aspects of dementia by health care professionals. The DOMS project was originally commissioned under the Australian government’s National Dementia Initiative, and was designed to develop a standard suite of instruments that would be promulgated throughout Australia to encourage clinicians to ‘talk the same language’ by using the same instruments as much as possible.
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
Behaviour and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Guide for Clinicians App (currently unavailable)
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 (currently unavailable)
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.