Psychiatr. Pol. 2016; 50(4): 679-715
Ulrich W. Preuss, Jessica W.M. Wong, Gabriele Koller
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Przegląd metod leczenia behawioralnych i psychologicznych symptomów otępienia (BPSD)
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Treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: a systematic review
BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia) affects virtually all patients with dementia. The aim of this review is to present information on epidemiology, consequences and evidence-based non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment approaches. The review also covers recent literature derived from a systematic literature Medline search on BPSD. Results indicate that BPSD are major risk factors for an earlier placement of affected individuals in nursing homes and a potentially more severe course of dementia over time. Treatment of BPSD is complex and includes both strategies.