Wednesday, 20 August 2003: 13:45-15:15
Superior Room (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S066 Diagnosis of Dementia in Specific Populations: People Who Are Illiterate, Different Ethnic Groups and Cultures and Centenarians

Studies of the dementias involving disparate populations confer considerable advantages in understanding the effect of age, culture, and literacy on phenotypic expression of the disorders as well as elucidating risk factors. They present however with major methodological problems not least of which is ensuring diagnostic consistency between populations. In this symposium, attempts to develop reliable and consistent diagnostic methods for dementia will be described for these populations. Dr Jennie Robinson will first present an overview of the methodological issues involved in cross-cultural research based upon the recommendations of the recent Conference on Research in Diverse Groups sponsored by the Alzheimer Association Dr Sola Ogunniyi will then describe the diagnostic procedures and harmonization processes utilized in the Indianapolis-Ibadan Project Dr Martin Prince will discuss his attempts to develop a single stage diagnostic process for dementia in multiple populations from developing and developed countries. based upon the results from his 10-66 studies. Finally Dr Anne Borjesson will outline the complex issues involved in diagnosing dementia in the very old including the increased physical and sensory impairments and the difficulty in applying criteria for functional impairment in these subjects
Chair:Hugh Hendrie
 S066-001 A Population Study of Dementia After Age 95
Anne Börjesson Hanson, Ingmar Skoog
 S066-002 Conducting Cross-Cultural Research in AD: Domains of Concern
Jennie Ward Robinson
 S066-003 Diagnostic Procedures and Harmonization of Instruments in Cross-Cultural Studies
Adesola Ogunniyi, Kathleen S Hall, Olusegun Baiyewu, Hugh Hendrie
 S066-004 The 10/66 Dementia Research Group’s Pilot Study of Dementia Diagnosis in Developing Countries
Martin Prince, Daisy Acosta, Helen, Fung-kum Chiu, Marcia Scazufca, Mathew Varghese

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