Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia (BPAD)

Author(s) : Kara S. Schmidt and Jennifer L. Gallo

Publisher : PAR, 2007

SKU : PG_BPAD

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BPAD Introductory Kit

SKU : 990BPA

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BPAD Manual

SKU : 500BPA

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Purpose: To assess changes in behaviour and mood associated with the onset of various dementia syndromes

Age: 30-90 years

Time: 15-20 minutes

Format: Software Scoring

The Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia (BPAD) is a standardised informant report that assesses the changes in both behaviour and mood that are associated with the onset and course of various dementia syndromes.

This 78-item assessment categorises symptoms into three clusters (Psychopathological, Behavioral, Biological) and further, into seven domains:

  1. Perceptual/Delusional
  2. Positive Mood/Anxiety
  3. Negative Mood/Anxiety
  4. Aggressive
  5. Perseverative/Rigid
  6. Disinhibited
  7. Biological Rhythms).

Key Features

  • Standardised informant report
  • Large print response booklet for those with visual impairment
  • Assesses symptoms over two time periods to measure current impairment and past impairments and computes a change score
  • Respondents can include family members, paraprofessionals, and professionals who have regular contact with the patient
  • Items at grade 6 reading level
  • Assessment can be used in a variety of settings (outpatient clinics, assisted living facilities, clinical research settings)
  • Flexible enough to be used with heterogeneous groups of individuals suspected of having or have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and psychiatric problems

BPAD Scoring Software

After hand-entry of raw scores, the BPAD Software Portfolio (BPAD-SP) generates scores that represent current impairment (i.e., CURRENT), past impairment (i.e., PAST), and change in impairment over time (i.e., CHANGE). The Score Report also provides T scores and percentiles for the BPAD Total and domain scores and graphical presentation of BPAD T scores. The BPAD-SP is included in the BPAD Introductory Kit and provides unlimited scoring and report generation.

Sample Report

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