BPSD – Older Adults and Care Partners

Clinical Guidelines

Discover the guidelines on Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

For Health Care Professionals

Find clinical tools and resources to support your patients or clients.

With support, people with dementia can lead active and fulfilling lives.

Dementia is a chronic brain (or neurocognitive) disorder that causes changes in a person’s memory, thinking, moods and behaviours. These changes often start small and worsen over time due to ongoing damage happening within the brain.

Key Facts:

Do you support someone experiencing changes in mood or behaviour related to dementia?

The Behaviours in Dementia Toolkit is a brand-new online library of over 300 free, practical resources that can help you better understand and compassionately respond to dementia-related changes in mood or behaviour.

Discover Our Resources

Not sure where to begin?

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Download our brochure to learn more about the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) and share it with your colleagues, friends and family.


Download this infographic to better understand the behaviours in dementia by using the ABC Approach.

Are you a care partner?

It's important to take good care of yourself as a care partner too. Explore how to take care of your own mental health and wellbeing.


Explore the 5 reasons why self-care is essential for caregivers of people living with dementia.

9 Helpful resources for care partners

Find helpful resources for care partners in this info-sheet.

Discover additional resources to support you in your care partner role


Helpful Resources that Support Care Partner Education


Multilingual Resources for Care Partners & Families


Resources to Support Indigenous Peoples with Dementia


Resources for Care Providers of 2SLGBTQIA+ People Living with Dementia

Learn more about the different types of dementia


Helpful Resources to Support Frontotemporal Dementia


Helpful Resources to Support Alzheimer's Disease


Helpful Resources to Support Lewy Body Dementia


Helpful Resources to Support Young Onset Dementia

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