The uplifting power of enjoyment of creativity nurtures our resilience in the community.
To mark World Alzheimer’s Month, GBHI is hosting a webinar on Tuesday Sept. 6 2022 from 10:00-11:30 in collaboration with Arts 4 Dementia ( https://arts4dementia.org.uk) entitled “Co-creating arts for brain health – a global perspective”.
To mark World Alzheimer’s Month, the Global Brain Health Institute (University of California, San Francisco | Trinity College Dublin),) hosted this webinar debate chaired by GBHI’s Deputy Executive Director Brian Lawlor. The debate showcased the diverse creative activities of Atlantic Fellows for Equity Health at GBHI that have been co-produced with and for people living with dementia that generate powerful messages of hope, engagement, inclusion and connection. There is so much to be learned from the innovation emanating from different countries and geographies, uncovering the richness and diversity of a number of these global creative interdisciplinary activities.
The webinar featured five 10-minute presentations from Atlantic Fellows, followed by a panel discussion of experts in arts & brain health, social prescribing and transdisciplinary approaches for people living with dementia.
Co-creating arts for brain health – a global perspective, Tuesday 6 September 2022, 10.00 – 11.30 am BST
- 10.00 Veronica Franklin Gould (President, Arts 4 Dementia) introduces
- CHAIR: Professor Brian Lawlor, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and GBHI Deputy Executive Director.
- ATLANTIC FELLOW PRESENTATIONS:
- 10.05 Kunle Adewale, artist: Arts for Brain Health: Creativity and Digital Equity for Nigerian Seniors
- 10.15 Nicky Taylor, theatre and dementia specialist: Co-creating stories of hope with people living with dementia (Leeds, United Kingdom)
- 10.25 Ieva Petkute, arts researcher and manager: Arts and cultural interventions for people with dementia in Lithuania
- 10.35 Carlos Chechetti, researcher, social entrepreneur & teacher: Reviving memories program in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- 10.45 Maritza Pintado, neurologist: Experience from of ageing and dementia in rural Peru
- 11 am PANEL DISCUSSION, in conversation with
- Professor Ian Robertson, Co-Director GBHI
- Lenny Shallcross, Executive Director, World Dementia Council
- Glenna Baston SC.D., Instructor of Dance, Duke University, North Carolina.
- Maud Hendricks, Artistic Director, Outlandish Theatre
- Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca, Development Lead, Global Social Prescribing Alliance. Clinical Champion Lead, National Academy for Social Prescribing.
The webinar series is produced in partnership with Sir Muir Gray of the Optimal Ageing Programme at the University of Oxford and with Arts 4 Dementia.