Alzheimer’s disease – helpful guidelines for a general practitioner

  • H J Rauch Alzheimer’s South Africa
Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, mini mental state examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)


Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, degenerative disease affecting all areas of functioning, is best treated holistically by a multi-professional team. Most often the patients and family members present to the general practitioner or community clinic. This practical article serves to assist the general practitioner with helpful guidelines to best manage the patient and their family from diagnosis to death.

Author Biography

H J Rauch, Alzheimer’s South Africa

Clinical Social Worker, Private Practice and Regional Manager, Alzheimer’s South Africa

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