Dementia: Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms

Paperback | March 1, 2001

byClive Ballard, John OBrien, Ian James

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Dementia is a syndrome characterized by cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms. This book focuses on the clinically distinct categories of non-cognitive symptoms. These are grouped together under the umbrella term Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia (BPSD). BPSD includeagitation (describing a cluster of related symptoms including anxiety, irritability and motor restlessness, often leading to behaviours such as wandering, pacing, aggression, shouting and night-time disturbances), psychosis (referring to three main categories of symptoms: hallucinations, delusionsand delusional misidentification) and mood disorders (depression, anxiety and hypomania). Other symptoms include sexual disinhibition, eating problems and abnormal vocalizations (shouting, screaming and demanding attention). There are many reasons why a patient with dementia may develop BPSD.Because of these potential different aetiologies, a full and careful assessment of possible physical, psychological and environmental factors is essential. This book will inform all of those responsible for caring for the patient with dementia about the identification of BPSD, the nature of thesymptoms, assessment of their severity and recommends a structured and sequential approach to management. The authors are internationally respected, combining expertise from the fields of clinical research, psychiatry and clinical psychology to provide an integrated approach to the topic.

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Dementia is a syndrome characterized by cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms. This book focuses on the clinically distinct categories of non-cognitive symptoms. These are grouped together under the umbrella term Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia (BPSD). BPSD includeagitation (describing a cluster of related symptoms ...

Dr Clive Ballard Institute for the Health of the Elderly Wolfson Research Centre Newcastle General Hospital Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE Tel: 0191 256 3206 Fax: 0191 256 3011 Email: C.G.Ballard@newcastle.ac.uk Dr John O'Brien Institute for the Health of the Elderly Wolfson Research Centre Newcastle General Hospital We...
Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192631756

ISBN - 13:9780192631756

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Table of Contents

1. Background - Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia2. Identification and Measurement of BPSD3. Psychosis in Dementia4. Depression5. Wandering and Restlessness6. Aggression7. Other Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms I Dementia8. The person and the Environment9. Depression and Burden in Dementia Carers: the role of behavioural and psychological symptoms10. Psychological Therapies and Approaches in Dementia11. Cognitive Therapy Formulations and Interventions for Treating Distress in Dementia12. Training Carers in Behavioural Management Skills13. Managing Carers Psychological Need14. Alternative Therapies: other non-pharmacological therapies15. Side Effects of Psychotropic Medication16. Pharmacological Treatment of Psychosis17. Pharmacotherapy of Depression18. Pharmacotherapy of Agitation, Aggression and Restlessness19. Management of Other BPSD20. Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Residential and Nursing Home Care21. An Integrated Treatment Approach