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Update to Dementia on Clinical Knowledge Summaries (Prodigy, formerly CKS)

Summary The Prodigy (formerly Clinical Knowledge Summaries, CKS) topic on Dementia has been updated to include prescribing information for Memantine (Memantine Hydrochloride). Sub-topics comprise: Contraindications. Dose and Titration. Adverse Effects. Drug Interactions. The Basis of Recommendation has been updated to … Continue reading

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Updated Dementia Clinical Knowledge Summaries (Prodigy, formerly CKS)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary The Prodigy (formerly Clinical Knowledge Summaries, CKS) topic on Dementia has been updated to include a summary of the recommendations from … Continue reading

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Dementia (NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Summary This Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) topic supports the National Dementia Strategy and the policy on prescribing antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia. This CKS topic is based on the guideline on dementia published by the National Institute for Health … Continue reading

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Coping Strategies (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Strategies to cope with dementia and promote independence include (quote): “Modifying the physical environment, including: aids such as grab bars and handrails; labelling, rearranging, or removing objects; and placing clothing or other frequently needed items where they can be easily … Continue reading

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Frontotemporal Dementia (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Features (quote): Frontotemporal dementia is caused by circumscribed degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. There is atrophy of the prefrontal and anterior temporal neocortex. Four different histological changes have been described and are associated with different … Continue reading

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Features (quote): Lewy bodies are abnormal microscopic deposits of protein that develop inside nerve cells, and cause a progressive dementia. Outside the brain stem, Lewy bodies are associated with more profound cholinergic loss than in Alzheimer’s disease. In the brain … Continue reading

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Vascular Dementia (from NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Features (quote): Vascular dementia, or more accurately, vascular cognitive impairment, is the end result of damage to the brain caused by cerebrovascular disease. This can be a major cerebrovascular event such as a stroke, or many unrecognized small strokes (multi-infarcts), … Continue reading

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