Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2019

DOI

10.31887/dcns.2019.21.1/pwhitehouse

Publication Title

Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

First Page

101

Last Page

108

Volume

21

Issue

1

College/School

School of Medicine

Funder

Spitz Foundation; Shigeo and Megumi Takayama Foundation

Abstract

This paper considers ethical issues related to early diagnosis and all forms of prevention of Alzheimer disease and related conditions. It offers a critical view of the current state of scientific, clinical, and social responses to the growing number of older people with cognitive challenges, and suggests how priorities going forward should be different from those receiving most attention today. We begin with a review of global policy efforts, consider the fundamental goals of prevention, examine issues surrounding early diagnosis, explore more deeply values associated with efforts to prevent age associated cognitive decline, and conclude by considering often unexplored ethical issues that contextualize the field and should influence our approaches to the future.

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