Steven R. Sabat

Steven R. Sabat, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. specializing in Neuropsychology. He has twice been the recipient of the Edward B. Bunn Award for Excellence in Teaching and has also received the Georgetown College Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The main focus of his research for the past twenty-eight years has been the intact cognitive and social abilities of people with Alzheimer's disease in the moderate to severe stages (what people can still do—what their strengths are, as opposed to concentrating on their weaknesses alone), the subjective experience of having the disease (what it's like to have the disease, how it affects a person, and how the person is treated by others as a result of having been diagnosed) and the ways in which communication between people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers may be enhanced (which requires the education and psychosocial support of the caregivers).

He has explored all of these issues in depth in numerous scientific journal articles, in his acclaimed book, The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil (Blackwell, 2001) and in his co-edited book, with Julian C. Hughes and Stephen J. Louw, Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person (Oxford University Press, 2006). Address: Department of Psychology, 306-C White-Gravenor Hall, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA.

Connection With Bill

We met with Prof.Sabat in June 2010 to hear more about his research and found out that he had included William's work in his university lectures.

Online Links

Steven Sabat at Georgetown University
"The Person Behind the Disease"

Selected Publications

Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person

Julian C. Hughes (Editor), Stephen J. Louw (Editor), Steven R. Sabat (Editor)

Life Through a Tangled Veil

Steven R. Sabat (Author)

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