Decision Aid Summary

Title Alzheimer's disease: Should I take medicines?
Audience Those for whom symptoms interfere with daily living.
Options included Treat Alzheimer's disease with medicines for as long as they are helpful.
Don't take medicines.
Try other ways to improve thinking and memory and to reduce confusion.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Alzheimer's Disease
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
7 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.