The UK NSC policy on Alzheimer's Disease screening in adults
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, which describes the loss of mental abilities, such as memory and reasoning. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition, meaning it will continue to get worse as it develops. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the condition, although there is treatment that can slow down the development.
Screening should not be offered.
This policy was reviewed in Jun 2010 but no significant changes were made. It is due to be considered again in 2013/14, or earlier if significant new evidence emerges.
Evidence Supporting the Policy
See the external review.
Alzheimer's Research Trust
Association of British Neurologists
The British Psychological Society
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the policy is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us.