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

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Merivale Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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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.

9:30am Registration | 10:00am - 12:00pm Lecture | Light lunch to follow

For more information call 07 3895 8200 or email qld.comms@alzheimers.org.au. Undercover parking is available onsite with direct lift access to the Plaza floor. More information about accessing the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is available here.

Please register by Monday 4 September.

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