Can new clinical guidelines covering dementia be expected? | Kenya Can new clinical guidelines covering dementia be expected? | Kenya

01 Apr 2022

This is possible in the long-term since there are already evidence-based guidelines that can be used in developing countries such as Kenya to identify dementia and support persons with dementia and their families i.e., the mhGAP which covers priority mental disorders including dementia (World Health Organization, 2016). New clinical guidelines could be developed but a feasible way in the short-term could be to adapt and adopt what is already available. A systematic review on the effectiveness of interventions for dementia in low- and middle-income countries that is in draft form (protocol published) (Salcher-Konrad et al., 2019) could identify what has already been tested and proven to be efficacious, for adoption in Kenya.


Salcher-Konrad, M., Naci, H., McDaid, D., Alladi, S., Oliveira, D., Fry, A., … Ndetei, D. M. (2019). Effectiveness of interventions for dementia in low-and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review, pairwise and network meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 9(6), e027851. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027851

World Health Organization. (2016). mhGAP Intervention Guide version 2.0. Geneva, Switzerland. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241549790