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

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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.

Developer:

American Academy of Neurology

Funding Sources:

American Academy of Neurology

History

Release Date: 2001
Original Summary: September 2004
Last Updated: 07/31/13

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