Tuesday, 19 August 2003: 13:45-15:15
Sheraton Ballrooms I-V (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S040 Alzheimer's Disease and MCI: Cultural and Ethical Issues

This sympoosium considers cultural and ethical issues related to the diagnosis and management of AD and the emerging interest in MCI. Issues ocnsidered include cultural variations in the concern for and diagnosis of dementia, the conceptual problems of MCI as it relates to AD, the cultural construction of AD, and the ethics of diangosis and the commodification of AD and MCI. The symposium brings together ethics, psychiatry, neurology and social science to provide an understanding of the cultural and ethical underpinnings and implications of dementia disease categories, their diagnoses and their therapies as well as cross-cultural issues related to quality of life of patients and caregivers.
Chair:Atwood D. Gaines
 S040-001 New Technologies and Scarce Resources in Brazilian Psychogeriatrics
Annette Leibing, Lilian Scheinkman
 S040-002 Creating Hope and Commodifying Disease: Redefining Dementia
Janice Graham
 S040-003 Building a Disease: the Case of AD
Atwood D. Gaines
 S040-004 MCI: Meanings and Matters of Early States of Dementia
Peter J. Whitehouse

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