The Lancet Covers Atlantic Fellows For Equity In Brain Health

The Lancet recently published an article highlighting the diverse, inter-professional character of our program and profiling some of our fellows. A summary is below. Read the full article here.


The next generation of leaders advocating for brain health

The Lancet
By Dana Smith
Published: 16 October 2017

Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI joined by supporters Chuck and Helga Feeney, and their daughter Juliette Timisit

Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI joined by supporters Chuck and Helga Feeney, and their daughter Juliette Timisit

A monologist, a musician, an event producer, and an animal behaviourist are working to change how society thinks about aging and dementia. These individuals are part of the first cohort of Atlantic Fellows at the Global Brain Health Institute and are using their talents to transform the way we think about and care for elders and people with dementia. Dana Smith investigates.

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) has undertaken the ambitious goal of “reducing the scale and impact of dementia” worldwide by training the next generation of leaders in brain health. Based at the University of California, San Francisco (CA, USA) and Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), GBHI facilitates dedicated and creative individuals in addressing the wide-ranging effects of dementia through prevention research, education, and advocacy. The Atlantic Fellows training programme at GBHI—which includes artists, journalists, and entrepreneurs, as well as neuroscientists, neurologists, and psychologists—takes an inter-professional approach to disrupt conventional thinking about aging and dementia. Fellows from differing disciplines nurture and learn from each other in a unique bi-directional thought exchange, fostering innovative interventions. Four of these Fellows are working to change the narrative around dementia by sharing stories about the steps people can take to protect their brains, reframing how we think about aging, and helping patients with dementia cope through art and interpersonal connections.

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Published: 16 October 2017
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