Summary of NICE guidance for Dementia

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this guideline.

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, and palliative care.