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American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Clinicians: Detection, Diagnosis, and Management of Dementia


Description

This tool is a two-page summary of three American Academy of Neurology guidelines on dementia. This summary focuses on Alzheimer's disease (AD), for which current evidence is strongest and clearest.

This summary addresses the following practice parameters:

  • Detection of dementia – Mild cognitive impairment
  • Diagnosis of dementia
  • Management of dementia

This summary also presents strategies to improve functional performance and reduce problem behaviors in patients with AD.

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://tools.aan.com/professionals/practice/pdfs/dementia_guideline.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

American Academy of Neurology

Funding Sources

American Academy of Neurology


QualityTool Topic

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Related Resources

Links to National Guideline Clearinghouse or National Quality Measures Clearinghouse:

Practice parameter: diagnosis of dementia (an evidence-based review). Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology:
http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?ss=15&doc_id=2817&string=
Practice parameter: early detection of dementia: mild cognitive impairment (an evidence-based review). Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology:
http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?ss=15&doc_id=2816&string=

History

  • Release Date: 05/2001
  • Original Summary: 09/2004
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Last updated: July 31, 2013.