Mental health

Role of a medical review

[2012]

Recommendation(s)

People with dementia should receive an initial and a regular medical review (at least very 6 months) and appropriate care.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: VERY LOW

In people with dementia presenting with behaviour symptoms, a complete physical assessment and medication review should be performed to identify any possible underlying precipitants for these symptoms. Appropriate management of these precipitants should be undertaken before considering use of psychotropic medicines and nonpharmacological interventions.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: VERY LOW

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