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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
Neurodegenerative disease-specific cohort

Dementia (unclassified)

Participant type
Condition diagnosed

Recruitment Period 04.04.11-06.03.12 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 292  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment >70   
Gender Male and Female 

BePaiD (Behaviour and Pain in Dementia) is a longitudinal cohort study of 230 people with dementia, aged over 70, admitted to hospital for acute medical illness, and assessed for BPSD and pain at admission and every 4 (+1) days until discharge. Other measures included length of stay, care quality indicators, adverse events and mortality.

The aim of the study is to define the prevalence of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and explore their clinical associations, particularly with pain, BPSD encompasses a range of symptoms including agitation, aggression, delusions, hallucinations, depression and apathy.

Last update: 16/01/2017

Country United Kingdom 
Contact details
Institution name University College, London 
Principal Investiator (PI) Dr Elizabeth L Sampson 
Contact email [email protected] 
Contact phone number  
Address Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department,
Division of Psychiatry,
University College,
Funders (Core support) Alzheimer’s Society
BUPA Foundation 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: Behaviour, Cognitive function
Funtional rating: Individual psychological
Anthropometric: N/A
Physical: N/A
Biological samples: N/A
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: N/A
Socio-economic: Ethnic group, Housing and accommodation
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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