Supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care (CG42)
This guideline covers preventing, diagnosing, assessing and managing dementia in health and social care, and includes recommendations on Alzheimer’s disease. It aims to improve care for people with dementia by promoting accurate diagnosis and the most effective interventions, and improving the organisation of services.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- Integrating health and social care
- Risk factors, prevention, and early identification
- Diagnosis and assessment
- Interventions for cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms, and comorbid emotional disorders
- Palliative care
- Support and interventions for carers
The latest recommendations on the use of medication, such as donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine, and memantine are provided in this updated guideline.