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Public Lecture: Forget Memory Loss - What About the Person?

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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: The general public, people living with dementia, carers, service providers, businesses and local government representatives.

For more information call 03 9816 5784 or email dementiaawareness.vic@alzheimers.org.au. If you are a person living with dementia or a carer and require assistance to attend this event, please call Abdul Marian on 03 9816 5743 or email abdul.marian@alzheimers.org.au. Wilson Parking is available onsite with lift access to Zinc. More information about accessing Zinc is available here.

Please register by Thursday 7 September.

Please note, the $15.00 fee includes booking charges.

Tickets are free for Alzheimer's Australia Vic members. Simply quote your membership number in the discount code section when registering your ticket. Find out your membership number by calling our Fundraising Officer on 03 9816 5778.

Full ticket price includes Alzheimer's Australia Vic membership from September 2017 to June 2018.

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