Health of Older People  |  Uncomplicated Dementia Pathway - Complicated Dementia

Health of Older People

Uncomplicated Dementia Pathway - Complicated Dementia

  • Early age of onset
  • Familial pattern
  • Unclear Diagnosis
  • Behavioural or Psychological symptoms (BPSD)
  • Medical co-morbidities e.g Parkinson's disease
  • Complex social issues

Common manifestations of BPSD:

  • Aggression
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychosis, delusions, hallucinations
  • Repetitive vocalisation, cursing
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Shadowing (following the carer closely)
  • Wandering
  • Non-specific behaviour disturbance e.g. hoarding

Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016

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