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Framing Confusion: Dementia, Society, and History

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, July 2017
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Title
Framing Confusion: Dementia, Society, and History
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AMA Journal of Ethics, July 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.7.mhst1-1707
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Abstract

This essay will briefly sketch historical changes in the framing of dementia since the late nineteenth century. In broad terms, this period has seen a shift from viewing dementia as a pathological variant of normal aging to viewing it as a distinct disease. Although this broad reframing of dementia was clearly positive in raising awareness and funding for research, it had some negative aspects that should be considered. Caregiving came to seem less important than research aimed at a cure, and the stigma surrounding dementia has, if anything, increased.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 45%
Student > Master 3 27%
Student > Bachelor 1 9%
Lecturer 1 9%
Unspecified 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 27%
Unspecified 2 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 9%
Social Sciences 1 9%
Other 2 18%