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Understanding Behaviour: A Clinician's Perspective

Understanding Behaviour: A Clinician's Perspective

Update: 2021-02-04
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Join Colm and Associate Professor Steve MacFarlane, Head of Clinical Services at The Dementia Centre as they discuss the clinical and pharmacological considerations in the treatment of those who are experiencing behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Through a balanced discussion they explore the benefits of non-pharmacological approaches to care compared to anti-psychotic medication, appropriate medication use, the importance of person- centred Care, and the Dementia Support Australia program (DSA). 

This episode is sponsored by the HammondCare Foundation.

Find out more about the limiting of drugs in the treatment of changed behaviour in dementia in this article , the  Australian Prescriber, and this report.   

For information on language and changed behaviour for those with dementia there is the editorial titled ‘Language paradigms when behaviour changes with dementia: BanBPSD’  from the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 

For all feedback please email hello@dementiacente.com.au

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Understanding Behaviour: A Clinician's Perspective

Understanding Behaviour: A Clinician's Perspective

Professor Colm Cunningham