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From Memory Loss to Memory Shift: Rethinking the Discourse of Pathology

From Memory Loss to Memory Shift: Rethinking the Discourse of Pathology
214 College Street, Robert Gill Theatre
Time: Sep 26th, 8:30 am End: Sep 26th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Sociology (FAS), Psychology, Medicine, Faculty of , Anthropology (FAS)

From Memory Loss to Memory Shift: Rethinking the Discourse of Pathological Memory Loss


Featuring keynote address by Aynsley Moorshouse, Alzheimers Society of Toronto

‘Social death’, ‘empty shell’, ‘everlasting funeral’, 'living dead'—these are the terms that are often used to talk about persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease (aka AD). Please join us in rethinking the effects of this devastating discourse and the ways in which it imposes suffering, denies persons living with AD their dignity, and excludes them from participation in society. MemoryShift conference aims to reexamine the ways in which we think about pathological memory loss and SHIFT our thought patterns that will in turn, change the language that we use to talk about AD and thus potentially improve the lives of persons living with Alzheimer’s. You are most welcome to join us for the symposium, the documentary screening and the performance of How Often Do I Dream. We Hope to see you there.

Conference:  26 September, 8:30-6:00 p.m., Robert Gill Theatre

Performance: "How Often do I Dream?" by Katie Dorian, 26 September, 7:30 p.m. Robert Gill Theatre

Download press release for "How Often do I Dream?" [pdf]

Screening: "Sybil and Betts: Requiem for a Friendship", 26 September, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Robert Gill Theatre.

An RSVP is requested for the conference (including the screening) and separately, for the performance. Both events are free and open to all.

Conference website:  https://memoryshift.wordpress.com/

Video introduction:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXNrS-_KTo

RSVP for the conference: click HERE

RSVP for the performance: click HERE

MemoryShift poster


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