‘The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ reviewed by Julie E Kutac

The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing by Martina Zimmerman (Palgrave, 2017). In The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing, Martina Zimmermann undertakes the ambitious task of critically assessing the small canon of book-length illness narratives written by people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  The timeliness of the work cannot be exaggerated:  with Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ by Martina Zimmerman.

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ (Zimmerman, 2017) for review, which explores the thoughts and experiences of people living with dementia. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Palgrave. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This is the first book-length exploration of the Read the full article…

The redefinition of Alzheimer’s disease and its social and ethical consequences (Symposium, Fondation Brocher-Geneva, April 14-15 2016)

The symposium brings together social scientists, ethicists, scientists and clinicians to examine the scientific practices associated with the recent redefinition of the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease and the concomitant emphasis on the need to identify and intervene in neurodegenerative processes at an earlier stage. The symposium explores the boundary between the clinical and research Read the full article…

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia (Conference, Linköping Sweden, May 15-16 2014)

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia May 15-16, 2014 CEDER: Centre for Dementia Research Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Sweden Thursday May 15 (Room: Täppan TP55) 9.30 Welcome and Introduction 9.35-10.35 Wim Dekkers, “Dementia and the Notion of Home: A Phenomenological Perspective” 10.35-11.35 Julian Hughes, “The Aesthetic Approach to Dementia” 11.35-13.00 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Kristin Zeiler, Read the full article…