The Follow up
The primary purpose of the follow up appointment is to provide ongoing monitoring for the individual with dementia with the focus on optimising quality of life.
We review any ongoing behavioural and psychological symptoms and discuss strategies in managing difficult issues that often affect the relationship between the carer and the person with dementia. We monitor for any developing agitation, aggression, depression or psychotic symptoms that may or may not require medication. We also review the need to continue taking any psychiatric medication as the risks may outweigh any benefit as the condition progresses.