Online-Vortrag von Elodie Bertrand (Paris): "Impaired self-awareness in dementia"

Wann 14.06.2021
von 16:30 bis 18:30
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Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology  

Colloquium

Online-Vortrag von

Elodie Bertrand 

University of Paris

14.06.2021 16:30 - 18:30 — ANaP-Colloquium Zoom Room

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Impaired self-awareness in dementia

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.