Challenging behaviour in dementia challenging behaviour in dementia as the dementia progresses many people develop behaviours that can be challenging this includes restlessness and aggression making decisions and managing difficult situations the mental capacity act and dementia . Challenging behaviour is a catch all term that in the context of dementia includes one or combinations of shouting wandering biting throwing objects repetitive talking destroying personal possessions and other objects agitation and general anger physical attacks on others and waking others . Alzheimers and other dementias often are accompanied by challenging behaviors that were not always prepared to handle sometimes dementia seems to bring out the individuals basic personality all the more other times personalities seem to be completely different as dementia progresses. Management of difficult behaviors in dementia danielle hansen do ms med ed mhsa objectives understand the prevalence of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia bpsd among individuals with dementia and the impact of bpsd on patients caregivers and health care providers formulate an approach to the assessment of bpsd. Challenging behaviour can occur with any men tal health problem but is most common and demand ing in dementia the term behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia bpsd is linked to challenging behaviour as these symptoms often result in challenging behaviour for the purpose of this article challenging behaviour and bpsd are used
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