Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease: How to innovate with Care

M. Boenink, Harro van Lente, E. Moors

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This volume has explored the global attempts to innovate the diagnostics of alzheimer’s disease (ad), by means of biomarkers or otherwise. This exploration exceeded the confines of memory clinics and research centres, but also included sites such as newspapers, policy documents, patient groups, general practitioners, and online diagnostics tools. The diversity of sites reflects the many faces and manifestations of ad: it is not just one thing but many. This diversity brings along that the very notion of the disease and how it should be addressed are elusive. Diagnosis can take many forms and play different roles, and is not equally important for everyone. Moreover, exploring the different sites where ad manifests itself shows that ideas of what ad is and how its diagnostics should be improved often are contested. Innovation of ad diagnostics, so much is clear, takes place in an elusive and controversial field. How to answer, then, the question about the desirability of emerging diagnostic technologies?keywordsinformal caregiverpower differencememory clinicinterpretative frameworkdiagnostic practicethese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies for diagnosis Alzheimer's Disease. Innovating with Care
EditorsM. Boenink, E. Moors, H. van Lente
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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SeriesHealth, Technology and Society


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