Guidance for Improving the Care of People with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in the Residential Care Home Setting: Quick Reference Guide

Author: Ryan, Paul; Meade, Brian; Jennings, Aisling; Swanwick, Greg; O'Reilly, Zita; O'Shea, Brendan; ICGP Quality in Practice Committee

Publication Year: 2019


Section 1: Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Aims of the document
Section 2: Subtopics
2.1 When should Pharmacological Treatment of BPSD be initiated?
2.2 BPSD Assessment
2.3 Management of BPSD using Antipsychotics in the Nursing and Care Home Setting
2.4 Withdrawing Antipsychotics
2.5 Brief Prescribing Notes
Section 3: Conclusion
Section 4: References



Format Download
Keywords clinical guidelines, general practice, dementia, nursing homes, behaviour disorders, psychological effects
Publisher Irish College of General Practitioners
Classification dementia
Pages 16
Categories: ICGP Resources
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