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Evidence Briefing: Behaviour that challenges in dementia

James, Ian A.; Moniz-Cook, Esme

Authors

Ian A. James

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook E.D.Moniz-Cook@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research/ Dementia Research Work Group Lead

Abstract

Key messages
• Behaviour that challenges (BtC) can be a consequence of a person’s unmet health or psychosocial need(s).
• ‘Non-pharmacological’ approaches are the first-line treatments, rather than psychotropic medications.
• Service pathways for people living at home require different workforce skills and resources compared with those living in 24-hour care settings.

Report Type Policy Briefing
Publication Date Jun 15, 2018
Publisher British Psychological Society
Pages https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/new-dementia-briefing-suggests-behaviour-challenges-can-be-result-unmet-needs
Institution Citation James, I. A., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2018). Evidence Briefing: Behaviour that challenges in dementia. British Psychological Society
Publisher URL https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/bps.org.uk/files/Policy%20-%20Files/Evidence%20briefing%20-%20behaviour%20that%20challenges%20in%20dementia.pdf