The management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in the acute general medical hospital: a longitudinal cohort study

@inproceedings{White2017TheMO,
  title={The management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in the acute general medical hospital: a longitudinal cohort study},
  author={Nicola White and Baptiste Leurent and Kathryn Lord and Sharon E. Scott and Louise Jones and Elizabeth L. Sampson},
  booktitle={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND The acute hospital is a challenging place for a person with dementia. Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common and may be exacerbated by the hospital environment. Concerns have been raised about how BPSD are managed in this setting and about over reliance on neuroleptic medication. This study aimed to investigate how BPSD are managed in UK acute hospitals. METHOD(S) A longitudinal cohort of 230 patients with dementia admitted to two acute NHS hospitals… CONTINUE READING
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