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Management Of Dementia (Second Edition)

Date: 19 March 2012

Objective

General Objectives


The aim of these guidelines is to assist clinicians in making evidence based decisions on the management of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Specific Objectives

  • To describe the syndrome of dementia and its common subtypes as well as mild cognitive impairment

  • To discuss risk factors and preventive strategies in the development of dementia

  • To review the assessment and diagnostic tools in dementia

  • To provide evidence based guidance on the management for people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment

  • To address the ethical issues and end-of-life issues in dementia

  • To understand the impact of dementia on the individual and caregiver

    Clinical Questions

    Refer to Appendix 2 for details

    Target Population

    a. Inclusion Criteria (Target Group)
    Adults with dementia and mild cognitive impairment

    b. Exclusion criteria
    People with learning disabilities who develop dementia and dementia secondary to medical conditions e.g. normal pressure hydrocephalus, AIDS, dementia complex, etc.

    Target Users

    These guidelines are applicable to healthcare professionals who are involved in the management of dementia:-

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Psychiatrist/Geriatric Psychiatrist/Neuropsychiatrist
  • Physicians/Geriatricians/Neurologists
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • And all others involved in the management of patients with dementia

    Health Care Settings

    Outpatient, inpatient and community setting

    Please download the CPG for Management Of Dementia (Second Edition) below...

      arrowCPG Management of Dementia (2nd Edition).pdf (English - pdf) [5429 Kb]



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