Dr Jules Montague is a neurologist, author, and journalist. She shares how we can drastically transform our view of Alzheimer’s dementia. But these ideas didn’t come from her medical textbooks. Instead she turned to those who know best: her patients and their families. Listen to her tell their stories. 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. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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