We, the ANaP Lab, would like to invite you to our next colloquium by Elodie Bertrand (University of Paris) on Monday, 14 June 2021 at 16:30. In her talk, she will speak about “Impaired self-awareness in dementia”. You can find the abstract and Zoom link below. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that you think may be interested.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our colloquium.
Abstract: Self-awareness is a complex multifaceted construct, including aspects such as metacognition (i.e., the ability to self-monitor and to control one’s own thought processes) and anosognosia (i.e., clinical lack of awareness about deficit or condition). Studies showed that impaired self-awareness is a common feature in dementia, particularly in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and has important implications for the daily functioning and quality of life of patients with AD and their caregivers (e.g., increased engagement in high-risk situations, impaired decision-making capacity, higher caregiver burden). In my presentation, empirical evidence obtained from studies exploring self-awareness in people with dementia will be presented, including experimental and observational work collecting behavioural and neuroimaging data. Findings from these studies are discussed in relation to the development of new clinical interventions and refinement of theoretical models.
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Meeting ID: 947 9431 1882