Thursday, 21 August 2003: 15:45-17:15
Chicago Sheraton Ballrooms (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S090 What Works in a Clinical Approach to Dementia: Stages and Cultures

¿What Works in a Clinical Approach to Dementia? Stages and Cultures. The purpose of this symposium is to provide an overview of current diagnostic protocols of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other degeneratives dementias of the elderly, screening techniques, tests, and a review of standard and new treatments, taking into account staging and cultural differences. One of the most challenging features of AD is the diversity of clinical problems it arises along the different stages, many of then influenced by the sociocultural and family environment. Clinicians must keep abreast of the rapid changes in new technologies in order to make informed and sound diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. We review the specific problems of each stage of dementia and offer a state-of-the-art way of approaching then, considering cultural peculiarities, in particular a south-european and mediterranean view.
Chairs:Manuel Martin-Carrasco
Brian A Lawlor
 S090-001 Unmet Needs in the Treatment of Dementia: Stages and Cultures
Manuel Martin-Carrasco
 S090-002 Preclinical Stage: Early Diagnosis and Prevention
Jorge Cervilla
 S090-003 Initial Stage: Depression and Cognitive Impairment
Luis Fernando Agüera Ortiz
 S090-004 Intermediate Stage: Psychiatric Symptoms and Caregiver Burden
Angel Moriñigo
 S090-005 Advanced Stage: Institutionalization, Comorbidity, and End-of-Life Issues
Manel Sanchez-Perez

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