Annette Leibing

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Moving With and Tuning In: A participatory mixed methods study to foster social inclusion of individuals with dementia and their carers

2016/17-2020/21 • $316,341 • PI,CO,Other
One of the most insidious consequences of dementia is the rupture of relationships, which occurs both between the individual with dementia and his/her primary caregiver (the dyad), and between the dyad and other members of society. As a result, both members of the dyad suffer from a loss of...

Optimizing the Ageing Brain? Situating Ethical Aspects of Dementia Prevention (BEAD)

2020/21 • $5,790 • PI
Background: Dementia (the most common form is Alzheimer's disease) has for a long time been conceived of as an unpreventable process of mental deterioration. Now, however, researchers claim that one out of three dementia cases can be prevented if at least nine risk factors are man-aged. These...

Situated prevention: a transcultural study on the new dementia

2017/18-2019/20 • $77,172 • PI,CO
This anthropological project is about the recent and profound changes in the understanding of most dementias (such as Alzheimer's disease), especially the call for an early, pre-symptomatic detection, in combination with the claim that such conditions are preventable. In other words, often-heard...

The politics of social gerontology

2014/15-2017/18 • $273,494 • PI,CO
The impact of an aging population has featured prominently in the media reflecting the growing importance of this issue on the political agenda. Yet, most attention focuses on health and pensions ignoring other social needs. These are studied closely in social gerontology, which analyses the...

Dementia's third wave: an ethnography of change in Brazil

2015/16-2016/17 • $73,966 • PI
A number of recent and profound changes can be observed in the conceptualization of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of a dementia. First, non-cognitive symptoms have recently become one of the core signs of Alzheimer's disease – a disease that was, for a long time, conceived of as...

New old bodies: stem cells, ageing and the anthropology of uncertainty

2010/11-2012/13 • $120,022 • PI
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Des standards aux programmes concertés de l'action collective : Le processus de standardisation des usages médicaux des cellules humaines (1950-2012)

2010/11-2012/13 • $62,470 • PI,CO
L'objectif du projet est de retracer les dispositifs publics mis en place dans differentes cultures therapeutiques (au Canada, en France et au Bresil) pour inventorier les multiples pratiques non recensees utilisant les cellules humaines et pour normaliser l'obtention de ces produits a usage...