[Practice recommendations for the detection and diagnosis of patients with Alzheimer's disease dementia in the City of Buenos Aires].Vertex 2019 Mar-Apr; XXX(144):85-96V
Alzheimer's disease is the most frequent cause of cognitive disorders and dementia in older adults and is considered a new epi- demic. Due to its different cognitive, behavioral and functional manifestations, the detection, and diagnosis of patients with Alzheimer's Disease Dementia can represent a challenge. In this Clinical Practice Recommendation, management are given with levels based on the best scientific evidence available. Likewise, indications for study, or referral to a higher level of sanitary assistance are presented, according to the complexity of each clinical case. In this way, a set of practical recommendations of support is provided for decision making by health professionals at each sanitary level, from primary care to medical specialists. Through an operational and dynamic approach, this recommendations propose a global strategy based on evidence for patients, family members and health agents involved in this pathology, of great social relevance.