Self portrait, photograph by Rebecca L Barnard, ca. 1992

Does a human being with Alzheimer's disease stop being a person? What can people with advanced dementia still do? How can we honor the dignity of individuals coping with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias?  In this symposium, experts in the fields of patient care, psychology, philosophy, medicine, neuroscience, and a family caregiver discuss the effect of severe cognitive loss on people with dementia and those who care for them.