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Essentials: Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Friday 24th January 2020

The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HQ

9.00am Registration, 9.30am Welcome and 1.00pm, Close & Lunch


Led by Drs Nick Brindle Sharon Nightingale, Consultants in Old Age Psychiatry, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Neuropsychiatric symptoms are frequent, fluctuating and distressing for people with dementia and are known collectively as behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

Carers looking after people experiencing BPSD show greater distress and depresison than caring for any other chronic condition or dementia without BPSD. Careful assessment and investigation into BPSD enables person centred care planning.

This interactive workshop is suitable for professionals who wish to understand and be able to explain to patients and carers about BPSD and understand how BPSD affect the patient. There will also be a focus on how to formulate and deliver a care plan for a patient with BPSD.  

After attending this course, delegates will be able to: 

  • Identify key neuropsychiatric symptoms 
  • Understand key treatment issues related to the management of behavioural and psychological
    symptoms in dementia