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Dementia and Alzheimer Disease: The Importance of Considering the Human, Social and Political Contexts in Research and Practice

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.558
Synopsis: 
This short article focusses on the importance of the human, social and political aspects of Alzheimer disease and related dementia. The discussion includes some of the recommendations that were made by the participants of an international workshop on Alzheimer disease that was organized in 2013 during the annual conference of the Caribbean Public Health Association.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To suggest some avenues of research and priorities in the Caribbean in the domain of dementia and Alzheimer disease from a social science perspective.

Methods: To present and discuss, based on the current literature, the recommendations that were made by the participants of an international workshop on Alzheimer disease that was organized in 2013 during the annual conference of the Caribbean Public Health Association.

Revised: 
24 Mar, 2017
Accepted: 
03 Apr, 2017
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e-Published: 07 Apr, 2017

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A "Believe It or Not" Episode of Medical Conquests by the Indigenous Peoples of South America and the African Descendants Domiciled Mainly in Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.097
Pages: 
92–3
Synopsis: 
This paper provides insight into medicinal/botanical cures and the management of diabetes mellitus among the ‘Warao’ and ‘Guajiro’ indigenous Indians of Venezuela. Mention is also made of traditional and holistic practices among the East Indian population of Trinidad and Tobago. All of the above is based on age-old customs, traditions, beliefs and practices of these people in the field of traditional/complementary medicine.
INTRODUCTION
 
Except for the professional work conducted by a few adventurous anthropologists such as Roth (1970) and Johannes (1963), little is actually known about the great impact that the Warao of north eastern Venezuela and the Guajiro of Zulia State near to Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, have made on both allopathic and traditional medicine in the modern world.
 
Accepted: 
14 May, 2013
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014
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