Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

For many people living with dementia, changes to mood and behaviour are common. These behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) can affect the quality of life for people living with dementia, their friends, families and health care providers supporting them.

The CCSMH is developing new guidelines on the Assessment and Management of BPSD. The guidelines will provide people living with dementia, caregivers, and health care providers with evidence-based recommendations and resources for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of BPSD.

If you have some experience or interest in this topic, we would love to hear from you. Please email

Healthcare providers, older adults and care partners:  We are conducting a brief survey to better understand tools, resources and websites that people currently use in the assessment and management of BPSD. This will also help the CCSMH to identify opportunities to develop new resources related to BPSD. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey