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10 Technium Soc. Sci. J. 384 (2020)
Training Needs on Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia for Professional Caregivers in Residential Homes: A Qualitative Study

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                                                           Technium  Social Sciences Journal
                                                              Vol. 10, 384-393, August 2020
                                                                           ISSN: 2668-7798
          SOCIAL SCIENCES JOURNAL                                 www.techniumscience.com

Training needs on behavioural and psychological symptoms of
dementia for professional caregivers in residential homes: a
qualitative study

              Pinazo-Clap~s, Carolina
              Universidad de Valencia, Spain

              Pinazo-Hernandis,  Sacramento
              Universidad de Valencia, Spain

              Abstract. The behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia are very predominant in
              the disease, aggravating the suffering of people with dementia and increasing the physical and
              emotional burden professional caregivers are exposed to. Despite being so present in nursing
              homes, professional caregivers do not always have adequate training or the tools needed to deal
              with these situations. Objectives: to determine what knowledge professional caregivers in
              residential centres have about behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia; to evaluate
              how  behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia are managed by
              professional caregivers in residential centres; and to know the training needs perceived by
              professional caregivers in behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Professionals
              (in the fields of psychology, nursing coordination and geriatric assistance) from residential
              centres for the elderly were interviewed and a qualitative analysis of the interviews was carried
              out. The results show that most professionals do not know the behavioural and psychological
              symptoms of dementia or how to cope with them and have low levels of knowledge. This study
              highlights the need to design and provide ongoing training in the residential setting on the
              management of these symptoms.

              Keywords. Dementia. Training needs. Nursing homes. Professional caregivers.

1. Introduction
Dementia  is a major public health problem  as it is considered to be the first cause of loss of
autonomy  in older people (Aranda  & Calabria, 2019). In Spain, this pathology already affects
5.8%  of persons over 65 years of age and 9.4% of persons over 70 years of age. Furthermore,
the figures for this disorder are increasing exponentially and this will represent a great challenge
for health and economic systems  worldwide  in the coming years (Leiros et al., 2018).
   Residential facilities for the elderly are increasingly dealing  with more   elderly with
dementias  (Abellan et al. 2018).
   At the  1996 International Conference  on  Behavioural  Disorders of Dementia,   the term
Behavioural  and Psychological  Symptoms   of Dementia  (BPSD)  was  coined to designate a
heterogeneous  set of psychological reactions, psychiatric symptoms and abnormal behaviours


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