The latest edition of the NICE Bites newsletter provides a useful summary of the latest NICE guideline on the subject of dementia, which was released in June 2018.
NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 111 October 2018 includes one topic: Dementia; assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers. Sections covered include: diagnosis, review after diagnosis, involving people in decision-making, providing information, pharmacological treatment, managing non-cognitive symptoms, assessing and managing co-morbidities, risks during hospital admission, palliative care.
Full reference: Dementia; Assessment, Management and Support for People Living With Dementia and Their Carers (NICE Bites)
Full guideline: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers – guidance (NG97) | National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) | June 2018.