Vol. 14 nº 3 - Jul/Aug/Set de 2020
Views & Reviews Páginas: 209 a 215

Challenges in public perception: highlights from the United Kingdom-Brazil Dementia Workshop

Authors Lucas Nogueira de Carvalho Pelegrini1; Abigail Hall2; Emma Hooper3; Déborah Oliveira4; Flora Guerra5; Francine Golghetto Casemiro1; Janine Bonfadini6; Keir Yong7; Natalie Pereira8; Raquel Costa9; Maira Tonidandel Barbosa10; Eneida Mioshi11


keywords: dementia, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, aged, social stigma, social perception.

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.


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