Behaviours that challenge: looking into the ways of reducing early institutionalised care for dementia - EVENT FULLY BOOKED!!

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Behaviours that challenge

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Behaviours that challenge or behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are a core part of the syndrome of dementia. They include agitation, aggression, wandering, shouting, repeated questioning, sleep disturbance, depression and psychosis. The symptoms can
cause significant distress and harm to patients and their carers which in turn can mean early institutional care for those exhibiting them.

Medication treatment is associated with its own harms. In this lecture Brian will discuss how effective management requires a balanced approach using good assessment tools, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.

About the speaker

DR BRIAN MURRAY - Consultant Older Adult Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director for Older People's Services, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Brian Murray qualified from the University of Oxford in 1992 and worked in general medical jobs before training in psychiatry in 1997. He has been a consultant psychiatrist since 2005 and has an MA in the Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health.


This lecture is part of the NHS Health Matters series.

Behaviours that challenge