The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS) provides clinical support for people caring for someone with dementia who is demonstrating behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) which are impacting on their care.
The role of the DBMAS program is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia,their carers and families,where the behaviour of the person with dementia impacts on their care. This is achieved through the provision of education, assessment and short-term case management, clinical supervision and monitoring, and modelling of behavioural management techniques.
The DBMAS provides:
- assessment of the person with dementia
- clinical support, information and advice (either face to face, telephone/tele-health or email)
- care planning, case conferences and short term case management
- mentoring for care providers and clinical supervision
- education and training for care providers.