The increasing number of persons suffering from dementia poses a serious and unresolved social challenge. The interdisciplinary research consortium “Person and dementia” has made a contribution to this challenge by investigating the significance of dementia for individuals in view of being a person, by examining which concept of disease is most appropriate in this context and by considering the influence of dementia on decision-making, both in the clinical context as well as in the research context. The final conference will present conceptual considerations and results of the empirical parts of the project and link them to an international perspective on the issue. For this purpose, renowned experts from Europe, the U.S. and Israel will join the conference and discuss the findings of the research consortium.
Conference languages: German and English