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Tarannum, S., Sultana, B., Algin, S., & Majumder, A. (2017). Common behavioral problems among patients with dementia attending in tertiary care hospitals in Dhaka city. Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry, 28(2), 50-52.

Common behavioral problems among patients with dementia attending in tertiary care hospitals in Dhaka city

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Author: Tarannum, Sadya1; Sultana, Bushra2; Algin, Sultana3;
Organizations: 1Ashiyan Medical College and Hospital, Khilkhet, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Dhaka, Bangladesh
3Department of Psychiatry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
4Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists, 2014
Publish Date: 2021-04-21


Elderly people are increasing day by day both in developing and developed country due to development of new treatment, increased awareness of people and improved health facilities. This present study was conducted with the aim to identify behavioral problems according to severity of dementia. This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Neuro-medicine of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh and in National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 2013 to March 2015. A total 150 patients were selected purposefully; severity of dementia was graded according to Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and another questionnaire was applied to detect behavioral problems of patients. In this study mild dementia was found as the most frequent (38%), followed by severe dementia (35.3%) and moderate dementia (26.7%). The results indicated that behavioral problem was more common in severe dementia. Behavioral problem was more common in severe dementia than in mild and moderate dementia. Among behavioral problems sleep disturbance and sexual disturbance were statistically significant This study provides information about pattern of behavioral problems among patients with dementia. Liaison approach with other discipline may improve quality of life of these patients treatable.

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Series: Bangladesh journal of psychiatry
ISSN: 1728-4406
ISSN-E: 2521-5736
ISSN-L: 1728-4406
Volume: 28
Issue: 2
Pages: 50 - 52
DOI: 10.3329/bjpsy.v28i2.32736
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3124 Neurology and psychiatry
Copyright information: Copyright (c) 2017 Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.