Aggression and agitation top the triggers of the 381 referrals to the new national advisory service for aged care residents experiencing severe dementia-related behaviours, a dementia conference has heard this week.

The government established the Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRTs) to provide a second tier of support to the existing Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) for residents experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

The service launched nationally in November 2015 and is operated by dementia specialists HammondCare.

http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2016/08/24/aggression-prompts-referral-for-dementia-team-in-95-per-cent-of-cases/

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