The Ethical Aspects of Dementia in Old Age: Problems and Solutions



The paper presents an overview of current, mainly foreign, researches on ethical problems of gerontology. The meaning of the concept of biomedical ethics as a moral relation of professional society - doctors, psychologists, biologists - to the man, his life, health and death is revealed. The principles of the Program in Bioethics (2001) are treated, it is argued that in the domestic science and medical practice the provisions of bioethics dementia in old age are developed insufficiently. The problems of diagnosis and report to the members of the family of the patient with dementia, problems of stigma and ethical problems of therapy, of the preclinical stage of dementia and end-stage disease are discussed.

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Keywords: biomedical ethics, ethical issues of Gerontology and Geriatrics, dementia

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Mikhailova N.M., Roschina I. The Ethical Aspects of Dementia in Old Age: Problems and Solutions [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2013. Vol. 2, no. 2 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

N. M. Mikhailova, Doctor of Medicine, Mental Health Research Center of RAMS, Moscow, Russia

Irina Roschina, PhD in Psychology, Leading Researcher, Mental Health Research Center, Professor of Department of Nero- and Pathopsychology of Development, Faculty of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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