Creation of BPSD outpatient teams


In the context of the Ministry’s initiative on Alzheimer’s disease and other major neurocognitive disorders, all CISSSs and CIUSSSs must put in place an effective outpatient team for the care of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

In an effort to assist those regions which do not yet have such a team, the Centre of Excellence on Longevity has taken it upon itself to occupy a central role by rallying the necessary experts, tools, experiences and best practices for the creation and administration of these teams. In this general framework for intervention, as defined by the organizational parameters published in 2014 by the MSSS, the Centre proposes to analyze existing needs and available resources, and orients the organization toward the developmental axes which would most greatly benefit the involved population. These important preparation and co-building tasks will allow the constitution of multidisciplinary BPSD outpatient teams which will be perfectly adapted to each territory.


  • To participate in the development and improvement of local expertise
  • To support the stabilization and optimization of team constitution
  • To propose tailor-made solutions, adapted to outlying patient needs


Creation of a training program for the clinical mentoring of BPSD outpatient teams: 22 trainees

Implementation of the Montreal community of practice for BPSD outpatient teams: 40 participants

Drafting of intervention algorithm for BPSD outpatient teams


Abitibi CISSS

Outaouais CISSS

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal


West Montreal CIUSSS

BPSD Outpatient Teams Implementation Working Committee Montreal

Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM)

Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke and University of Montreal RUISs