During one of LSE’s popular Research Showcases, LSE Philosophy Professor Anna Mahtani delved into the crucial question of how we should approach decision-making for people with dementia. The recording of Anna Mahtani’s LSE Research Showcase is now available on YouTube.

About the talk: Anyone who has cared for a person with dementia will know there are many decisions to be made – from everyday decisions about what activities to pursue or what clothes to wear, to major ones about accommodation, care and medical treatment. Who should be making these decisions? What if decisions conflict with a person’s long-held values? Given many of us may develop dementia in the future, should we bind our future selves with living statements and wills? In this talk, Professor Anna Mahtani considers the philosophical implications of these questions surrounding dementia and decision-making.

Link to the recording.