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Dementia

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Overview and Diagnosis

Treatment

Complications and Special Situations

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content

Other Resources from AAFP



Overview and Diagnosis

12/01/2016 Mini-Mental State Examination for the Detection of Dementia in Older Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians] new
07/15/2015 Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]
03/15/2015 Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
06/01/2014 Should Family Physicians Routinely Screen Patients for Cognitive Impairment? Yes: Screening Is the First Step Toward Improving Care [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
06/01/2014 Should Family Physicians Routinely Screen Patients for Cognitive Impairment? No: Screening Has Been Inappropriately Urged Despite Absence of Evidence [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
10/15/2011 Evaluation of Suspected Dementia
12/01/2010 Frontotemporal Dementia: A Review for Primary Care Physicians Patient Education
04/01/2006 Dementia With Lewy Bodies: An Emerging Disease Patient Education

Treatment

08/15/2016 Behavioral Disorders in Dementia: Appropriate Nondrug Interventions and Antipsychotic Use
08/01/2016 Exercise to Improve Functioning in Patients with Dementia [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
09/01/2014 Exercise Programs for Older Patients with Dementia [Cochrane for Clinicians]
01/15/2014 Dementia [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
01/01/2012 Antidepressants for Agitation and Psychosis in Patients with Dementia [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/15/2011 Treatment of Alzheimer Disease Algorithm Patient Education
04/15/2008 AAFP and ACP Release Guideline on Dementia Treatment [Practice Guidelines]
06/01/2007 Monitoring Therapy for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
09/01/2006 Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Alzheimer's Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/01/2003 Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Patients with Dementia
03/15/2011 Donepezil to Manage Alzheimer Disease: New vs. Standard Dosing [AFP Journal Club]
09/01/2003 Gingko Biloba

Complications and Special Situations

02/01/2015 Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer Disease [AFP Journal Club]
11/01/2010 AAN Updates Guidelines on Evaluating Driving Risk in Patients with Dementia [Practice Guidelines] Algorithm
09/15/2004 Management of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Differential Diagnosis Patient Education
04/01/2008 Quality of Life in Older Persons with Dementia Living in Nursing Homes [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
12/15/2000 A Practical Guide to Caring for Caregivers Patient Education
11/01/1999 Caretaker Burnout: Supporting Families of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease [Curbside Consultation]

Editorials and Letters

05/01/2011 Preventing Dementia: Is There Hope for Progress? [Editorials]
04/15/2008 New Guideline for Treatment of Dementia: Is There Really Anything New? [Editorials]
01/15/2006 Executive Function Testing to Diagnose, Subtype Dementias [Letters to the Editor]

Improving Practice

03/15/2009 Brief Screening Instruments for Dementia in Primary Care [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care
10/15/2003 Predicting Life Expectancy in Patients with Dementia

From Family Practice Management

05/01/2015 Treating Dementia with Shared Group Visits

Patient Education, Self-Care

08/15/2016 Behavior Problems in a Family Member with Dementia Patient Education
06/15/2011 Alzheimer Disease Patient Education
12/01/2010 Frontotemporal Dementia Patient Education
03/15/2006 Driving and Dementia: What You Should Know Patient Education
03/01/2003 Dementia: What Are the Common Signs? Patient Education
02/15/2001 The Signs of Dementia Patient Education
12/15/2000 When You Are the Caregiver Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Information Resource

Dementia

Other AFP Content

Tips from Other Journals

10/01/2009 Treatment Options for Patients with Mild to Moderate Dementia
08/15/2006 Donepexil for Advanced Alzheimer's Dementia
08/01/2006 Regular Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

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