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This article is on managing pain to prevent aggression in people with dementia that features nonpharmacological interventions.

This is the first up-to-date systematic review to focus on agitation. It uniquely analyses whether the intervention was potentially preventive, by reducing mean levels of agitation symptoms including those not clinically significant at baseline or managed clinically significant agitation; whether effects were observed only while the intervention was in place or lasted longer; and the settings in which the intervention had been shown to be effective: the community or in care homes.

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Aging and Developmental Disabilities Community of Practice


This is the first edition of the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) Aging and Developmental Disabilities Community of Practice Newsletter June 2013

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. 

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the current and future impact of Dementia
  • To review diagnostic criteria for dementia and identify dementia sub-types
  • To review the cognitive, behavioural, perceptual and functional changes associated with dementia
  • To identify nursing strategies for working with individuals who have a dementia
  • To introduce the “Priming/Timing/Miming model of behavioural care plan de

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.

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