Si Ching Lim*
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital, SingaporeFulltext PDF
Abstract Te number of persons living with dementia increases by the minute all over the world. Te elderly is currently the biggest consumer of the healthcare resources, especially the vulnerable elderly living with dementia who are more likely to be admitted and once admitted, stay longer and are more likely to develop complications in the hospital. Te emergence of behavioral symptoms is common among the Persons with Dementia (PWD) and the behavioral symptoms are frequently challenging for the caregivers. In the hospital and institution setting, the PWD are ofen restrained for their safety, even though restraints have not been proven to be efective in reducing falls. Te alternative strategy for managing the behavioral symptoms is non-pharmacological method, for which personcentered care is the best proven care model but it is time consuming and difcult to consistently follow in the hospital setting.
Keywords: Elderly; Dementia; BPSD; Person centered care; Restraints
Lim SC. Management of BPSD in a Teaching Hospital - From a Geriatrician’s Perspective. Ann Clin Med Res. 2020; 1(2): 1008..