Navigating a diagnosis of dementia presents a unique set of challenges. In the midst of this journey, prioritizing one’s brain health can make a monumental difference. Just as we are advised by doctors to address high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, or pre-diabetic conditions through lifestyle modifications, the same principle holds true for preserving and enhancing brain health in the context of dementia. The brain is the epicenter of our memories and emotions, and it demands special attention as we strive to preserve and enhance our cognitive capabilities.
Recognizing the impact of dementia not only on personal lives but also on the wider network of care partners and communities is essential. Through an understanding of the pivotal role brain health plays in this context, we can collectively work towards fostering environments that promote cognitive well-being, offering support and strategies that enhance the quality of life for those living with dementia.
The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) is dedicated to safeguarding brain health for aging populations worldwide. They unite diverse disciplines and backgrounds to develop science-based solutions, focusing on compassionate collaboration with vulnerable communities.
We're thrilled to bring you the latest updates from the GBHI, as they embark on a series of engaging and thought-provoking events centered around brain health and dementia. These events offer fresh and innovative perspectives, and we encourage you to participate. Here's a rundown of what's in store:
1. Narrative Showcase: Dementia Stories for Impact
Date: Thursday, December 7
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm UTC (Dublin), 10:00-11:00 am UTC -8 (San Francisco)
Join the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Disease International, and GBHI for a webinar titled "Voices from Latin America." This event highlights Latin American authors, including Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health, and their stories that amplify important messages of advocacy and awareness about neurological health for audiences of all ages.
2. Creative Brain Week 2024
Dates: March 4-9, 2024
Location: Online and in-person at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Now entering its third year, Creative Brain Week has become a significant event, exploring the intersection of brain science and creativity. Join international experts, including artists, neuroscientists, researchers, educators, and innovators, to celebrate creativity, originality, and its application. Plus, experience the creative brain in action with an expansive creative program on the Trinity campus.
3. AAIC Neuroscience Next
Dates: April 22-25, 2024
Location: Online and in-person at select conference dates in Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Ireland, Serbia, and the United States
The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) Neuroscience Next is a global, no-cost conference showcasing the work of early-career research professionals in neuroscience and dementia research. GBHI faculty and Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health will host the AAIC Neuroscience Next hybrid hubs with in-person events in San Francisco, Dublin, and Addis Ababa. These in-person programs will bring together diverse professionals to hear global perspectives from leaders in the field and explore the latest advancements in dementia research and therapy.
IN PERSON ONLY EVENTS
1. Creative Brainwaves Talk Series
Date: Wednesday, November 8
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm UTC (Dublin)
Location: In person at dlr Lexicon, Dublin, Ireland
GBHI is proud to collaborate with dlr Libraries, Arts and Community for a talk series that explores how engaging in the creative arts can significantly improve brain health. This event features neuroscientists, researchers, and creative artists, including Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health and GBHI faculty. Learn how singing, music, dance, poetry, art, and writing can stimulate your senses and enhance cognition.
2. Keys Bags Names Words—Film Screenings
Multiple Dates in November & December
In-Person Events at Various Venues in Austria, Ireland, Scotland, & the United States
Inspired by the "hear/say" oral history project at GBHI, this film portrays the personal and global impacts of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Follow a cohort of young scientists and artists from around the world, including Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health, as they use creativity, humor, and compassion to lead the way towards hope and resilience.
Dementia Alliance International are excited by the fantastic work the GBHI is doing. We share their commitment to improving brain health and dementia care, and their inclusive, compassionate approach resonates with us. Together, we can push for a world where everyone's brain health is a priority, and dignity is upheld, especially for those living with dementia.
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About DAI: Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is a non-profit group of people with dementia from around the world seeking to represent, support, and educate others living with the disease that it is possible to live more positively than advised with dementia. It is an organization that promotes a unified voice of strength, advocacy and support in the fight for individual autonomy, improved quality of life, and for the human and legal rights of all with dementia and their families.