Practice Guideline For The Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

This practice guideline was developed under the auspices of the APA Steering Committee on Practice Guidelines. The development process is detailed in a document entitled “APA Guideline Development Process,” which is available from the APA Department of Quality Improvement and Psychiatric Services. Key features of this process include the following:
• A comprehensive literature review
• Development of evidence tables
• Initial drafting of the guideline by a work group that included psychiatrists with clinical and research expertise in dementia
• Production of multiple revised drafts with widespread eview; 22 organizations and 64 individuals submitted significant comments.
• Approval by the APA Assembly and Board of Trustees
• Planned revisions at regular intervals