Monday, January 19, 2009 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sustaining Interprofessional Teamwork and Shared Learning in Long-Term Care
This interprofessional quality improvement project, funded by Health Force Ontario, was aimed at improving evidence-based knowledge-to-practice resources for clinicians within Long-Term Care.  Over 18 months the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care partnered with organizations in Kingston, Ottawa, Maxville and Thunder Bay to improve the care and quality of life for residents and improve satisfaction and quality of work life for caregivers. 

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)".

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the use of psychotropic medications in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia.   22 pages.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the management of psychosis in dementia.  16 pages.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the management of mood and anxiety disturbance in dementia.  
20 pages.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia.  22 pages.

 

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the benefits of early detection of cognitive impairment in dementia as well as screening and diagnosis.  14 pages.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the structural/functional aspects of the brain, along with the 7 A's of dementia.  20 pages.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the management of delirium in dementia. Delirium is a frequent complication of dementia. Left untreated, a delirium can lead to a variety of poor outcomes, including death.  16 pages.

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