An EAN Task Force on a new EAN Guideline entitled ”Medical management issues in dementia” convened for its kick-off meeting in Vienna, Austria at the EAN office in the beginning of June.
The Guideline will address important areas of dementia management where the medical doctor plays a pivotal role, which includes treatment of epilepsy in dementia, pain in dementia, treatment with antipsychotics in dementia, vascular risk factors in dementia and systematic medical follow-up in dementia. The Guideline was conceived at a meeting in the Dementia and cognitive disorders EAN Subspecialty Panel, and is chaired by Dr. Kristian Steen Frederiksen. The Task force consists of leading experts with a background in neurology, geriatrics and old age psychiatry as well as patient representatives (Alzheimer Europe) and representatives from European Union Geriatric Medicine Society and European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. The Guideline will be finalized around November 2019.