It is well known that autobiographical memory changes as we age, and dramatically so in the case of dementia. Age-related changes in autobiographical memory have been studied from a multitude of perspectives, including neuropsychological, social, lifespan developmental, cultural and clinical perspectives. This research has identified a number of interesting phenomena, but often with little communication between the different fields. For example, there is a long-standing debate in neuropsychology as to whether retrograde amnesia in dementia spares older memories of autobiographical events. This literature has been little integrated with the literature on the reminiscence bump (a preponderance of memories from adolescence and young adulthood in healthy older adults) identified in life span developmental research on memory such as research on the cultural life script. Another important topic of research is life story and identity in people with dementia compared with healthy older adults. How can we use life review and reminiscence activities to facilitate autobiographical recollection in people with dementia, and to what extent do such activities improve well-being and cognitive functioning? In addition to their theoretical relevance, many of these questions have important practical implications.
Call for abstracts
We welcome submissions of abstracts for poster presentations at the conference.
Notification whether the abstract is accepted will be sent to the submitting author no later than 20 June 2022. All accepted abstracts can ONLY be presented as posters at the conference.
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Guidelines for abstracts
The abstract must be written in clear and concise English. The title should contain no more than 200 characters including space. The abstract text should contain no more than 150 words. The text must be single spaced. Do not leave lines blank. Abbreviations, (in parentheses after the first full use of the word), should be used for common terms only. Write numbers as numerals rather than words. The abstract will appear exactly as typed. Therefore, any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific facts will be printed as you type them. Incomplete or incorrectly submitted abstracts will be returned to the author and must be resubmitted before deadline to be considered for presentation.
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