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

Savaskan, Egemen
Bopp-Kistler, Irene
Buerge, Markus
Fischlin, Regina
Georgescu, Dan
Giardini, Umberto
Hatzinger, Martin
Hemmeter, Ulrich
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Published in Praxis (Bern 1994). 2014, vol. 103, no. 3, p. 135-148
Abstract 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.
Keywords AgedAlzheimer Disease/diagnosis/psychology/therapyCombined Modality TherapyComorbidityCooperative BehaviorEvidence-Based MedicineGuideline AdherenceHumansInterdisciplinary CommunicationMental Disorders/diagnosis/psychology/therapyPersonality AssessmentSocial Environment
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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

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