This App was developed to provide information and support for carers in their role of caring for persons with behavioural changes that can occur in dementia. Information on what these behaviours look like, why they might be happening and what you can do to help is included for those most commonly reported by carers. Understanding why behavioural changes are occurring can help to manage the behaviour. By downloading this App for carers you agree to the disclaimer below.
This App was funded by the Australian Government and developed by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre - Assessment and Better Care (DCRC-ABC) to provide a quick reference guide that will assist carers of people with dementia when dealing with behavioural changes. The information contained in this App is based on the documents Behaviour Management - A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and A Guide for Family Carers: Dealing with Behaviours in People with Dementia which were produced by the DCRC-ABC http://www.dementia.unsw.edu.au/ This App is provided for general information only and does not claim to reflect all considerations. As with all guidelines, recommendations may not be appropriate for use in all circumstances.
It is strongly recommended that those providing care to a person with dementia seek assessment and guidance from an appropriate health professional before implementing strategies suggested in this App. As a carer you should only apply information from this App subject to the advice you receive from health professionals, and subject to the ongoing provision of support by health professionals to those you care for.
The App incorporates information from recent literature and other sources. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information at the time of production. Links to a selection of available Internet Sites and resources are identified. Links to other Internet Sites that are not under the control of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre at UNSW Australia are provided for information purposes only. Care has been taken in providing these links as suitable reference resources. It is the responsibility of users to make their own investigations, decisions and enquiries about any information retrieved from other Internet Sites. The provision and inclusion of these links do not imply any endorsement, non-endorsement, support or commercial gain by UNSW Australia.
While the Guide to Good Practice was prepared after an extensive review of the literature, review by an expert advisory committee and broad consultation, the authors do not bear any clinical responsibility for actions undertaken on the basis of this information.