Steven R Sabat


Emeritus Faculty
Professor Emeritus of Psychology


Department of Psychology
General profile



Steven R. Sabat has been at Georgetown University since earning his doctorate at the City University of New York, where he specialized in Neuropsychology. The main focus of his research has been the intact cognitive and social abilities (including aspects of selfhood) of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the moderate to severe stages of the disease, the subjective experience of having the disease, and the ways in which communication between those diagnosed and their caregivers may be enhanced. In addition, his interests include the epistemological basis of our understanding of the effects of brain injury on human beings. He has explored all of these issues in numerous scientific journal articles, in The Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil (Blackwell, 2001), and in his co-edited book, Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person (Oxford University Press, 2006).


  • Ph.D. (1976) City University of New York, Neuropsychology
  • M.A. (1972) Queens College , Experimental Psychology
  • B.A. (1969) Queens College, Psychology