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Dementia Awareness Month - Free Public Lecture

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Forget memory loss - what about the person?

International speaker, Professor Steven Sabat USA

People living with dementia are actively breaking down stereotypes while being supported and empowered to take control of their lives. Prof Steven Sabat says that people with dementia can, in fact, make new memories and they therefore should not be thought of as having ‘memory loss’.

Steven Sabat is Professor, Emeritus of Psychology at Georgetown University, USA.

For the past 35 years, he has studied the cognitive and social abilities of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the moderate to severe stages, the persistence of selfhood, the subjective experience of having the disease, and how communication between people diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers may be enhanced. He has explored these issues in numerous scientific journal articles, book chapters and presentations at national and international conferences. His writing includes the forthcoming book, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know and The Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil.

SUITABLE FOR General public, people with dementia, carers, service providers, researchers, businesses and local government representatives.


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