Dr Moyra Mortby
BPSD-CARE: A person-centred approach to managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential care
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia care | caregivers | allied health | residential care | mental health services
In residential aged care many people with dementia experience disturbing behavioural problems such as wandering, aggression or sleep disturbance. Not only the person with dementia but also other residents, family and staff find these symptoms disturbing. This study will adapt and trial a structured staff training program from Sweden to reduce behavioural problems in people with dementia, improve wellbeing for the person with dementia and give staff better skills to care for residents.