International Psychogeriatrics

Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Clinical and Research Update

New and Promising Modalities for Assessment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Isabel M. Monteiro a1, Stefanie R. Auer a1, Istvan Boksay a1 and Barry Reisberg a1
a1 Aging and Dementia Research and Treatment Center, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.

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monteiro i   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
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Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD; Finkel et al., 1998) are receiving increased attention in the medical and scientific literature. These symptoms are a principal cause of distress and disability among patients with dementia and their caregivers. Numerous therapeutic studies examining the treatment of these symptoms are being conducted.