Therapy Guidelines for the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Savaskan, Egemen; Bopp-Kistler, Irene; Buerge, Markus; Fischlin, Regina; Georgescu, Dan; Giardini, Umberto; Hatzinger, Martin; Hemmeter, Ulrich; Justiniano, Isabella; Kressig, Reto W.; Monsch, Andreas; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Mueri, René; Munk, Anna; Popp, Julius; Schmid, Ruth; Wollmer, Marc A. (2014). Therapy Guidelines for the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 103(3), pp. 135-148. Huber 10.1024/1661-8157/a001547

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In patients with dementia, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) are frequent findings that accompany deficits caused by cognitive impairment and thus complicate diagnostics, therapy and care. BPSD are a burden both for affected individuals as well as care-givers, and represent a significant challenge for therapy of a patient population with high degree of multi-morbidity. The goal of this therapy-guideline issued by swiss professional associations is to present guidance regarding therapy of BPSD as attendant symptoms in dementia, based on evidence as well as clinical experience. Here it appears to be of particular importance to take into account professional experience, as at this point for most therapeutic options no sufficiently controlled clinical trials are available. A critical discussion of pharmaco-therapeutic intervention is necessary, as this patient-population is particularly vulnerable for medication side-effects. Finally, a particular emphasis is placed on incorporating and systematically reporting psycho-social and nursing options therapeutic intervention.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Forschungsbereich Pavillon 52 > Forschungsgruppe Perzeption und Okulomotorik
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Geriatric Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Bürge, Markus; Mosimann, Urs Peter and Müri, René Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8157

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Pascal Wurtz

Date Deposited:

05 Mar 2014 14:59

Last Modified:

11 Nov 2015 09:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157/a001547

PubMed ID:

24468453

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Alzheimer BPSD Demenz SCPD Therapieempfehlungen dementia démence therapy thérapie

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.43017

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43017

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