Today’s re-blog as part of World Alzheimer’s Month focuses on an article by Susan Macaulay which comments on 7 problems with BPSD.

“The term “behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia” (BPSD) is a harmful artificial construct used to inappropriately describe reasonable responses to adverse conditions and circumstances (RRACC) when such responses are expressed by people living with dementia (PLWD).

Some of the damaging and stigmatizing labels and descriptors associated with BPSD are “wandering,” “exit-seeking behaviour,” “challenging behaviours,” “combative,” “aggressive,” etc.”

7 problems with BPSD