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Name Change for Dementia inFar East Asian Countries

Wen-Chen Ouyang, Yen Kuang Yang

In many Asian countries and the United States of America, the diagnosis of dementia becomes a pejorative, shameful, or stigmatizing connotation, causing a handicap to caregivers or family accepting an early diagnosis and comprehensive intervention for dementia [1, 2]. Historically, the term “dementia” discouraged sufferers’ families, mental health professionals, neurologists, and others to provide them with care, because names for dementia in local languages frequently mean the severe stage of dementia and negative, hopeless or nihilistic feelings in therapy or care [3, 4].
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