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2013: The ethical issues linked to the perceptions and portrayal of dementia and people with dementia

Ethical issues in practice

This report looks at the many different ways that people make sense of dementia. It covers perceptions associated with the experience of dementia, the cause of dementia and the possible implications of dementia on individuals and society.

There are also sections on the use of metaphor and on the portrayal of dementia in the media and films. Each section contains details of the reflection by the multidisciplinary working group on the ethical implications for people with dementia of being perceived and portrayed in a particular way.

We consider how people with dementia feel about dementia and about the way they are perceived and portrayed within society. The reports ends with a set of guidelines on things to consider when writing about or portraying dementia and people with dementia.

 

 
 

Last Updated: Monday 18 July 2016

 

 
  • Acknowledgements

    The above information was published in the 2013 Report "The ethical issues linked to the perceptions and portrayal of dementia and people with dementia" as part of Alzheimer Europe's 2013 Work Plan which received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme. Alzheimer Europe gratefully acknowledges the support it has received from Fondation Médéric Alzheimer Europe for the development and publication of this report.
  • European Union
  • Fondation Médéric Alzheimer
 
 

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