A variety of changes occurring in dementia can modify behavioural responses in undesirable ways. These altered responses are sometimes termed Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). This lesson introduces the concept of BPSD, its significance and overviews some of the potential brain structural and functional mechanisms underlying the behaviours.We will introduce the concept of the developmental brain prior to a more detailed review of the role of affected regions of the brain and potential impact of any disruption of their normal functions within subsequent lessons.File: 1
- This module explores the use of a structural/functional approach to provide insights into understanding and anticipating behaviours and therefore guide care strategies that prevent or mitigate the negative consequences for the individual, his or her family and others.
The entire flash movie presentation is approximately 34 minutes in duration and may take a few minutes to download. To offset this we have also made it available in several smaller movies of 3-12 minutes duration.Files: 10Quiz: 1
This module introduces the “7 A’s of Dementia”, as a useful tool for understanding how specific abnormalities of cognitive structure and function contribute to modified behavioural responses.
The full flash movie presentation is approximately 30 minutes in duration and may take a few minutes to download. To offset this we have also divided it into several smaller movies of 3-7 minutes duration.Files: 10