Dr Jules Montague

Consultant neurologist, author, journalist and storyteller

Dr Jules Montague is a consultant neurologist in London, a job she combines with medical work in Mozambique and India each year. Her specialty is young onset dementia, in which patients develop memory and behavioural changes from as early as their twenties. In her book, Lost and Found, she explores what remains of the person left behind when the pieces of their mind go missing – from dementia and brain injury to sleep disorders, LSD trips and multiple personality disorder. If a loved one changes as a result of a brain disorder, are they still the same person? And could a brain disorder enhance your identity rather than damage it?

Lost and Found: Memory, Identity, and Who We Become When We’re No Longer Ourselves is published by Sceptre.

If you could change one thing about the world through your work, what would it be?

To show that brain disorders do not inevitably decimate identity. For patients and families who exist in a state where there only appears to be hurt, there might just lie overwhelming hope.

Favourite TED Talk:

BJ Miller
What really happens at the end of life

Meet the TEDxLondonSalon speakers

Dr Jules Montague

Consultant neurologist, author, journalist and storyteller

Kajal Odedra

UK Director at Change.org, STEM leader, creative writer and bookworm

Shoshana Goldhill and Faraj Alnasser

Family lawyer, mother and change maker; student, refugee and eternal optimist

Dr Darren Schreiber

Neuroscientist, lawyer, politics lecturer and rock climber

Adam All

Singer, dancer and Drag King extraordinaire