4.11 Dementia

Only specialists in the care of patients with dementia should initiate treatment

For information on the prescribing of drugs in Dementia see Prescribing Support document

NICE NG97: Dementia

Memantine may be prescribed in addition to an AChE inhibitor in patients with an established diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease if they have moderate or severe disease (NICE NG97)

Primary care prescribers may start treatment with memantine in this instance without the need to refer to a specialist (NICE NG97)

56 tablet
28 tablet
50 ml
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status