Age between 40 and 90 years (usually >65 years)
Progressive cognitive decline of insidious onset
No disturbances of consciousness
Deficits in areas of cogni...
Daily schedules and written directions
Emphasis on nutrition, personal hygiene, accident-proofing the home, safety issues, sleep hygiene, and supervision
Socialization (adult d...
Progression of cognitive impairment by use of standardized tool (e.g., MMSE, ADAS-Cog)
Development of behavioral problems: sleep, depression, psy...
F03 Unspecified dementia
G30.9 Alzheimer’s disease, unspecified
F01.50 Vascular dementia without behavioral disturbance
G31.83 Dementia with Lewy bodies
331.0 Alzheimer’s disease
Medications for AD show a small, statistically significant improvement in some cognitive measures, but it remains unclear if the improvement is clinically significant.
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