BPSD are prevalent and persistent in LTC. They contribute to cognitive and functional decline, significant suffering, poorer quality of life for the residents and caregivers, and a reciprocal cycle of resident-staff abuse. Informal and formal caregivers are often challenged by these changes in behaviour and mood, which may be misinterpreted as being volitional or intentional. Consequently, they may respond in ways that damage their relationship with the individual with dementia. This manual provides comprehensive resources for both formal and informal caregivers to understand these “challenging” behaviours and promote a therapeutic response. Topics include risk factors, prevention, making the diagnosis, treatment, Quality Improvement, Resident and Family education along with the BPSD toolkit and assessment tools. 508 Pages.

This handbook for Family Physicians provides problem solving approaches and a tool kit to address BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) in the development and delivery of a patient centered plan of care with a collaborative care approach involving the family and other care providers. The clinical assessment and problem solving framework utilizes a URAF (Understand, Reflect, Actions, Follow-up) approach and integrates the P.I.E.C.E.S. framework.
8 Chapters; 160 pages. 

Primary Care Clinical Resource Toolkits were designed as part of the Geriatrics, Interprofessional, Interorganizational Collaboration (GiiC) project. Its purpose was to support family health teams and community health centers in the delivery of care for frail seniors.

The resources offer a systematic and inter-professional approach to common care issues through the "identify, prepare, evaluate, action" framework. This basic clinical approach can be used for the evaluation and management of any chronic condition.

The Bridges to Care Long-Term Care Project, funded by Health Force Ontario, was aimed at improving evidence-based knowledge-to-practice resources for clinicians within Long Term Care. Tools are grouped according to various practice settings including primary care, emergency care, acute care, community care, specialized care and long-term care. Tools are also organized alphabetically and by common geriatric issue.

Adapted as Part of the Ontario Dementia Care Physicians Resources Initiative

This project was funded as part of the Ontario Dementia Care Physician Resources initiative to create education and decision-support resources to improve accessibility, timeliness and relevance of education on assessment and understanding of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

In Collaboration with Queen’s University’s Interfaculty IMPACT Program and Regional, Provincial and National Partners

The Intersectoral Mobile Interprofessional Coaching Team (I-MICT) project built on MICT I and MICT II.  I-MICT aimed to further interprofessional education and practice to benefit older adults with complex, chronic and co-morbid mental and physical health issues.

In Collaboration with Queen’s University’s Interfaculty IMPACT Programand Regional, Provincial and National Partners

The Mobile Interprofessional Coaching Team (MICT & MICT II) Projects aimed to improve care and supportive intersectoral, interprofessional practice for older adults with complex, chronic and co-morbid mental and physical health issues.

This information sheet provides non-pharmacological approaches to support caregivers in a crisis situation when interacting with people who have dementia. 1 Page.

This tool provides a documentation checklist of possible side effects of and response(s) to cognitive enhancers. 2 Pages.

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