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Renaming dementia - an East Asian perspective
Chiu, Helen Fung Kum1; Sato, Mitsumoto2; Kua, Ee Heok3; Lee, Min-Soo4; Yu, Xin5; Ouyang, Wen-Chen6,7; Yang, Yen Kuang8; Sartorius, Norman9
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文章类型Editorial Material
WOS标题词Social Sciences ; Science & Technology
类目[WOS]Psychology, Clinical ; Geriatrics & Gerontology ; Gerontology ; Psychiatry ; Psychology
研究领域[WOS]Psychology ; Geriatrics & Gerontology ; Psychiatry

Worldwide, the number of individuals with dementia is growing in an epidemic manner, with an estimated 35.6 million people affected in 2010 (Prince et al., 2013). With the population aging in Asia, dementia care will become a major public health challenge in this region in the coming decades. Over half of the patients with dementia in the world will live in Asia by 2030. In China alone, a recent review of dementia studies showed that there were 9.2 million dementia patients in 2010 (Chan et al., 2013). These figures are staggering. In many Asian countries, dementia is regarded as a shameful illness, and the local terms for dementia are derogatory. Dementia carries a stigma that may lead to patients′ reluctance in seeking treatment and delay in diagnosis. In addition, local names for dementia frequently conjure up pictures of severe stage of dementia, and may lead to therapeutic nihilism, discouraging mental health professionals from working with elderly patients with dementia. As Asia faces the challenges of a rapidly aging population and provisions of care for growing number of dementia patients, change in local names for dementia has become an issue of attention.

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作者单位1.Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Dept Psychiat, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
2.Japanese Soc Eliminat Barriers Mental Hlth, Tokyo, Japan
3.Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Psychol Med, Singapore 117548, Singapore
4.Korea Univ, Dept Psychiat, Seoul, South Korea
5.Peking Univ, Inst Mental Hlth, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
6.Changhua Christian Hosp, Dept Psychiat, Changhua, Taiwan
7.Lutung Christian Hosp, Changhua, Taiwan
8.Natl Cheng Kung Univ, Dept Psychiat, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
9.Assoc Improvement Mental Hlth Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland
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Chiu, Helen Fung Kum,Sato, Mitsumoto,Kua, Ee Heok,et al. Renaming dementia - an East Asian perspective[J]. INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS,2014,26(6):885-887.
APA Chiu, Helen Fung Kum.,Sato, Mitsumoto.,Kua, Ee Heok.,Lee, Min-Soo.,Yu, Xin.,...&Sartorius, Norman.(2014).Renaming dementia - an East Asian perspective.INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS,26(6),885-887.
MLA Chiu, Helen Fung Kum,et al."Renaming dementia - an East Asian perspective".INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS 26.6(2014):885-887.
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