Guideline watch (october 2014): Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

This guideline watch summarizes new evidence and developments since the 2007 publication of APA’s “Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer’s
Disease and Other Dementias” (American Psychiatric Association, 2007). The authors of this watch participated in the work group that developed the 2007 guideline. Data from new studies have changed the strength of evidence supporting some of the recommendations in the 2007 guideline; however, in our opinion the recommendations remain substantially correct and current. New information highlighted in this watch includes the following.