Clinical practice guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines for people with dementia

Consumer companion guide

Consumer companion guide: diagnosis, treatment and care for people with dementiaThis resource provides practical guidance about important aspects of the clinical practice guidelines for people with dementia.

Published 2016 by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Centre for Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People  (Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre).

Read or download the consumer guide here: Diagnosis, treatment and care for people with dementia.


Clinical practice guidelines

Dementia GuidelinesThese clinical guidelines for people with dementia will provide health professionals and carers in primary care, aged care and hospital settings with access to recommendations reflecting current evidence on dementia care to better respond to the needs and preferences of the person living with dementia.

These guidelines contain 109 recommendations that health and aged care staff should apply in their workplaces while also responding to the needs and preferences of the person with dementia and their carer(s) and family.

Of these recommendations, 29 are evidence-based recommendations, seven are classified as consensus-based recommendations and 73 are practice points.

Published 2016 by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Centre for Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People  (Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre).

Read or download the clinical practice guidelines here: Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia: recommendations.