1. Behavioural and psycholoigcal symptoms of dementia: Assessment and management
In this journal article by Dr Vanessa Mok (2019), a consultant from Changi General Hospital’s department of psychological medicine, she explains the various causes of behaviour changes associated with dementia, such as:
• Acute medical conditions;
• Unmet needs;
• Pre-existing personality;
• Factors related to caregivers; and
• Factors related to environmental triggers.
The journal describes the process care professionals can use to assess the presenting behaviour changes in detail, and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions that professionals can consider to manage or treat these behaviours. The non-pharmacological interventions do not only aim to address persons living with dementia, but also family caregivers and the surrounding environment. To access the journal article, click on the link in the reference below.
Mok, V. W. L. (2019). Behavioural and psycholoigcal symptoms of dementia: Assessment and management. The Singapore Family Physician, 45(3), 1-6. https://www.cfps.org.sg/publications/the-singapore-family-physician/article/1458_pdf