BRAIN and NERVE Shinkei Kenkyu no Shinpo Volume 70, Issue 9 (September 2018)

Psychiatric Experts' Opinion on the Diagnosis and Treatment for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Yutaka Sawa 1 , Homarou Yamamoto 1 , Minoru Sawa 1 , Kouzou Fukao 2 1Sawa Hospital 2Hokuto Clinic Hospital Keyword: BPSD , せん妄 , バイオ・サイコ・ソーシャル , NPI , パーソン・センタード・ケア , delirium , bio-psycho-social , Person Centered Care pp.993-1003
Published Date 2018/9/1
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Besides data cited from several articles about behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), including diagnosis and treatment guidelines of dementia published by Japanese Society of Neurology in 2017, how BPSD are elucidated in three dimensions, bio-psycho-social, in the clinical practice are defined by four specialists at dementia centers. In fact, understanding the following two aspects is highly emphasized. The first aspect relates to the symptoms directly elicited by the pathological process of the cause disease of dementia; another aspect is how a person with dementia recognizes the outside world and attempts to adapt to the surroundings inapproately.

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BRAIN and NERVE-神経研究の進歩
70巻9号 (2018年9月)
電子版ISSN 1344-8129 印刷版ISSN 1881-6096 医学書院