Welcome to the program resource page for
 
Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice:
Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
 

On this page you will find a variety of guides and support resources (quick links on right), developed by The BPSD Guide - Resource Development, Dissemination and Evaluation program.   These resources are provided free of charge. More information about the development of these resources and future activities, including training, is detailed below.

 
If you would like to provide feedback or need additional information on any of these resources, please contact Kim Burns
 
 
 
 
This program commenced in 2011 when the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) funded DCRC-ABC to develop the document: Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The document includes a comprehensive overview of BPSD management principles.The aim of the Guide is to provide guidance for clinicians in their role of assisting residential aged care facility staff, community care staff and family members caring for persons with dementia, who present with BPSD. Additional considerations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background are also included.
 
Following the release of the Guide in 2012, DCRC-ABC has developed additional resources consistent with the evidence and practice-based content (see links to the right).
 
  1. Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

  2. A Clinician’s Field Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

  3. Guide for Family Carers: Dealing with Behaviours in People with Dementia

  4. BPSD Guide App for clinicians

  5. BPSD in-service and evaluation training packages

  6. Care4Dementia App for family carers and direct care staff

 

For further information see the BPSD Guide Program Page

 
Resources currently under development:
  • DCRC-ABC has funded a collaborative project with DBMAS NT to develop a resource appropriate for remote Aboriginal communities. A series of posters on the most commonly presenting BPSD will be based on adapted content of the document: A Guide for Family Carers: Dealing with Behaviours in People with Dementia to provide support to those managing BPSD in these communities. This project is due for completion late 2015.

 
Key Partners:
 
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS),
Dementia Training Study Centres (DTSC)