New dementia briefing suggests that behaviour that challenges can be a result of unmet needs

British Psychological Society |June 2018 | New dementia briefing suggests that behaviour that challenges can be a result of unmet needs 21 June 2018

The British Psychological Society  have recently published an evidence briefing which outlines the importance of having a psychological understanding of the complex causes of behaviour that challenges in dementia.

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The key messages of the briefing, prepared by the Society’s Dementia Advisory Group, include:

  • Behaviour that challenges can be a consequence of a person’s unmet needs
  • Non-pharmacological approaches are the first-line treatments
  • Service pathways for people living at home require different workforce skills and resources compared with those living in 24 hour care settingsThe evidence briefing can be read in full here 

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