Management of Patients with Dementia

04 March 2012

This guideline from the Scottish Intercollegiate Network (SIGN) considers investigations and interventions in which direct benefit to the patient can be demonstrated. It covers all stages of dementia excluding mild cognitive impairment but does not address palliative care in advanced disease, risk or prevention. Download full report here in pdf format but also available is a quick reference guide The document includes:

  • Diagnosis
  • Non-pharmacological interventions
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Information for discussion with patients and carers
  • Implementation, resource implications and audit
  • Development of the guideline