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The Alzheimer Conundrum by Margaret Lock

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Chapter 4

Embodied Risk Made Visible

The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.

—John Berger, Ways of Seeing1

At the 2010 Honolulu meeting of ICAD (International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease), a news briefing was held on July 13 in which information that had previously been embargoed from release was first made public. The briefing stated that by 2009 a broad consensus had become apparent among experts working on dementia that the criteria for an AD diagnosis needed to be revised on the basis of scientific advances made in the field over the past quarter century. With this in mind, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s Association set up advisory meetings composed of individuals from both academia ...

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