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  1. Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person.Julian C. Hughes, Stephen J. Louw & Steven R. Sabat (eds.) - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    Dementia is an illness that raises important questions about our own attitudes to illness and aging. It also raises very important issues beyond the bounds of dementia to do with how we think of ourselves as people--fundamental questions about personal identity. Is the person with dementia the same person he or she was before? Is the individual with dementia a person at all? In a striking way, dementia seems to threaten the very existence of the self.LThis book brings together philosophers (...)
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    Dementia Beyond Pathology: What People Diagnosed Can Teach Us About Our Shared Humanity.Steven R. Sabat - 2019 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 16 (2):163-172.
    In this article, I explore how methods of investigation can allow us either to appreciate the intact cognitive and social abilities of people with Alzheimer’s disease or unwittingly obscure those same abilities. Specifically, I shall assert that (1) the biomedical- quantitative approach, while being generally appropriate for drug efficacy studies, does not allow us to appreciate the many significant strengths possessed by people diagnosed with dementia, (2) qualitative/narrative approaches do so admirably, and (3) understanding the cognitive and social strengths of (...)
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    The 'demented other' or simply 'a person'? Extending the philosophical discourse of Naue and Kroll through the situated self.Steven R. Sabat, Ann Johnson, Caroline Swarbrick & John Keady - 2011 - Nursing Philosophy 12 (4):282-292.
    This article presents a critique of an article previously featured in Nursing Philosophy (10: 26–33) by Ursula Naue and Thilo Kroll, who suggested that people living with dementia are assigned a negative status upon receipt of a diagnosis, holding the identity of the ‘demented other’. Specifically, in this critique, we suggest that unwitting use of the adjective ‘demented’ to define a person living with the condition is ill-informed and runs a risk of defining people through negative (self-)attributes, which has a (...)
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    The Alzheimer's disease sufferer as a semiotic subject.Steven R. Sabat & Rom Harré - 1994 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 1 (3):145-160.
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    Subjectivity, the Brain, Life Narratives and the Ethical Treatment of Persons With Alzheimer's Disease.Steven R. Sabat - 2009 - American Journal of Bioethics 9 (9):23-25.
    Grant Gillett's (2009) welcome and extremely thought-provoking target article addresses many complex issues of such far-ranging consequence that it seems impossible to provide a commentary worthy o...
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  6. Mind, meaning and personhood in dementia: the effects of positioning.Steven R. Sabat - 2005 - In Julian Hughes, Stephen Louw & Steven R. Sabat (eds.), Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Voices of Alzheimer’s Disease Sufferers: A Call for Treatment Based on Personhood.Steven R. Sabat - 1998 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 9 (1):35-48.
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    The advance directive conjuring trick and the person with dementia.Julian C. Hughes & Steven R. Sabat - 2008 - In Guy Widdershoven (ed.), Empirical ethics in psychiatry. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 123--40.
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    Mild Cognitive Impairment: What's in a Name?Steven R. Sabat - 2006 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 13 (1):13-20.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Mild Cognitive Impairment:What's in a Name?Steven R. Sabat (bio)Keywordslabeling, mild cognitive impairment, recall memory, selfhood, stereotype threatCorner and Bond (2006) raise a number of important conceptual issues related to the problems involved in defining mild cognitive impairment (MCI), differentiating it from normal aging, the definition of normal aging itself, and ethical issues surrounding the possible adverse effects of a diagnosis of MCI on the individuals thus described. It would (...)
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  10. Book Review: Purtilo, Ruth B. and Henk A.M.J. ten Have, editors, Ethical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. 368 pp. $49.95 (hardback), ISBN 0-8018-7870-5. [REVIEW]Steven R. Sabat - 2004 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 25 (5-6):439-442.