12.10.09

DEMENTIA AND IDENTITY

The Stubborn Myth of Identity

Dementia, Memory, and the Narrative Unconscious

Mark Freeman, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, College of the Holy Cross

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In a lecture delivered in December of 2008 at a conference on memory at Emory University, psychology professor Mark Freeman talks about how his mother's identity has changed as a result of her dementia. In the context of narratives, and how they work to create identity, Freeman discusses his mother's struggle to understand who she is, where she is, and why she is there.

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2 comments:

fatima said...

Thanks Lucas!

Lucas Manuel Bietti said...

My pleasure. Hope you and your followers enjoyed the talk.