Dementia Awareness Month Free Public Lecture

Start Date: 
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 9:30am
End Date: 
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 12:00pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Merivale Street, South Brisbane, QLD
Alzheimer's Australia (Qld)

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.

At the lecture, you will hear how people living with dementia are actively breaking down stereotypes while being supported and empowered to take control of their lives. Professor Sabat says it is time to focus on the person and not their memory loss.

Cost: Free.

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

To Register: Click here for further information and registration details. Please register by Monday 4 September.