Challenges in public perception: highlights from the United Kingdom-Brazil dementia workshop

Pelegrini, Lucas Nogueira de Carvalho ORCID logo ORCID: , Hall, Abigail, Hooper, Emma ORCID logo ORCID: , Oliveira, Déborah ORCID logo ORCID: , Guerra, Flora, Casemiro, Francine Golghetto, Bonfadini, Janine, Yong, Keir, Pereira, Natalie, Costa, Raquel, Barbosa, Maira Tonidandel ORCID logo ORCID: and Mioshi, Eneida ORCID logo ORCID: (2020) Challenges in public perception: highlights from the United Kingdom-Brazil dementia workshop. Dementia and Neuropsychologia, 14 (3). pp. 209-215.

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In July 2019, Belo Horizonte hosted an international workshop for 27 junior researchers, whose participants were from Brazil and the United Kingdom. This three-day meeting organized by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and the University of East Anglia addressed challenges in cognitive impairment and dementia, with particular interest in public perceptions, diagnosis and care management. The purpose of this report is to highlight the outcomes of the above-mentioned workshop regarding the topic of public perceptions (part I). Discussions focused on differences and similarities between countries, as well as on identifying main issues that required collaborative and creative solutions. After these group discussions, four core themes emerged: I) cognitive impairment; II) dementia - beyond Alzheimer's disease; III) prevention; and IV) stigma. National and international initiatives to deal with public misperceptions about cognitive impairment and dementia were discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Dementia and Neuropsychologia
Publisher: SciELO Brazil
ISSN: 1980-5764
Departments: Institute of Health > Continuing Development and Health Leadership
Additional Information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 14:06
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:01


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