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Being Cognitively Evaluated: Learning to Medicalize Forgetfulness

Renée L. Beard

in Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479800117
eISBN:
9781479855377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800117.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter depicts the subjective experience of being cognitively evaluated for Alzheimer’s at specialty clinics, which arguably amounts to a degradation ceremony. Drawing on medical sociology’s ... More


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