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    Alzheimer's Disease Program
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    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (800) 242-3399
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National Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic Guidelines

In 2011, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia were revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease were characterized to reflect a deeper understanding of the disorder. Development of the new guidelines was led by the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more information, visit the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association.


Courtesy of the National Institutes on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association.

The DSHS Clinical Best Practices for the Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Pharmaceutical and Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease are under review for updates. 

Last updated March 1, 2021