This guide provides information and resources for the formal and informal caregivers to understand and care for clients with BPSD and “challenging” behaviors. An overview of preventative strategies, precipitating risk factors, treatment options and diagnostic and assessment tools are offered along with warning signs of caregiver stress. 23 Pages.

This document explains the impairments and behaviours commonly seen in dementia as a result of malfunction of the cerebellum, brain stem and subcortical areas along with effective care strategies. 2 Pages.

The tool is used to assess a person’s behaviour over a 24 hour cycle for up to 7 days to determine the occurrence, frequency, and duration of behaviours of concern. 2 Pages.

This handbook has been developed primarily for clinicians and physicians who contribute actively to the education of families, care providers, and other physicians. The entire handbook is available for download, or individual chapters.
En Francais. 162 pages.

This supplemental resource provides a quick summary of the MMSE administration and interpretation. 1 Page.

The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is a tool that can be used to systematically and thoroughly assess mental status. It is an 11-question measure that tests five areas of cognitive function: Orientation, registration, attention and calculation, recall, and language. Permission to use this tool and training is required.

This supplemental resource provides a detailed explanation of the Kingston Standardized Cognitive Assessment tool administration and interpretation. 39 Pages.

The Brief Kingston Standardized Cognitive Assessment-Revised is an instrument that has been designed to quickly screen individuals suspected of having brain damage; especially progressive dementias in the elderly. It is a test that can assess a number of cognitive capabilities but concentrates on those commonly associated with dementia, especially in the early stages. 40 Pages.

Since progressive dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease are characterized by behavioural as well as cognitive disturbances, the Kingston Standardized Behavioural Assessment (KSBA) (both community and long-term care forms) was designed to complement cognitive assessment tools such as the Kingston Standardized Cognitive Assessment - Revised (KSCAr) or the Brief Kingston Standardized Cognitive Assessment - Revised (BKSCAr) by providing a measure of the behavioural impairment which currently affects an individual with dementia. 4 Pages.

Since progressive dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease are characterized by behavioural as well as cognitive disturbances, the Kingston Standardized Behavioural Assessment (KSBA) (both community and long-term care forms) was designed to complement cognitive assessment tools such as the Kingston Standardized Cognitive Assessment - Revised (KSCAr) or the Brief Kingston Standardized Cognitive Assessment - Revised (BKSCAr) by providing a measure of the behavioural impairment which currently affects an individual with dementia. 4 Pages.

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