Scientific article

Empfehlungen zur Diagnostik und Therapie der behavioralen und psychologischen Symptome der Demenz (BPSD)

Published inPraxis (Bern 1994), vol. 103, no. 3, p. 135-148
Publication date2014

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.

  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease/diagnosis/psychology/therapy
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Comorbidity
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Mental Disorders/diagnosis/psychology/therapy
  • Personality Assessment
  • Social Environment
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
SAVASKAN, Egemen et al. Empfehlungen zur Diagnostik und Therapie der behavioralen und psychologischen Symptome der Demenz (BPSD). In: Praxis (Bern 1994), 2014, vol. 103, n° 3, p. 135–148. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a001547
ISSN of the journal1661-8157

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