The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health was commissioned to develop a Behavioural Supports Online Collaborative Learning Portal (BSOCLP) targeting members of Mobile Resource Teams (MRT) and Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes actively engaged within the South East Local Health Integration Network’s (SELHIN) Behavioural Supports Ontario Program. Visit to view course description.

We welcome you to view one of our Sageducation Open Courses featuring an Introduction to Brain & Behaviour This course was authored by Dr. John Puxty, a Geriatrician and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University. Dr. Puxty has a primary interest in promoting healthy aging and effective care for seniors with a research interest in aging, chronic disease, knowledge mobilization and information technology.

Behaviour is responsive. It occurs in response to stimuli from physical, social and/or emotional environments.  In particular, those who are diagnosed with dementia are particularly sensitive to their enviroment and associated behavioural responses are triggered by events or interactions.  The resulting changes in behaviour are often referred to as "Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)".

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