Prevalence of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Rajal Devshi*, Jordan Elliott-King, Sarah Shaw, Eef Hogervorst, Avinash Hiremath, Latha Velayudhan, Satheesh Kumar, Sarah Baillon, Stephan Bandelow

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Abstract

A review of 23 studies investigating the prevalence of Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in the general and learning disability population and measures used to assess BPSD was carried out. BPSD are non-cognitive symptoms, which constitute as a major component of dementia regardless of its subtype Research has indicated that there is a high prevalence of BPSD in the general dementia population. There are limited studies, which investigate the prevalence of BPSD within individuals who have learning disabilities and dementia. Findings suggest BPSDs are present within individuals with learning disabilities and dementia. Future research should use updated tools for investigating the prevalence of BPSD within individuals with learning disabilities and dementia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-576
Number of pages13
JournalDiagnostics
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Dementia
  • Behavioural Disturbances
  • BPSD

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