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A Laughing Matter: SF Comedian Looks to Tell the Stories of Dementia Patients, Caregivers

A Laughing Matter: SF Comedian Looks to Tell the Stories of Dementia Patients, Caregivers

Failing a calculus class and grappling with tax issues made comedian Josh Kornbluth very unhappy, so he created and performed comedic monologues about the topics to feel more in control of his life.

Now he is tapping into that type of storytelling for dementia patients and their caregivers at UC San Francisco.

Kornbluth is one of 32 inaugural Atlantic Fellows at the Global Brain Health Institute, a collaboration between the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF and Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland.

International Meeting on Dementia Inspires Action and Collaboration

International Meeting on Dementia Inspires Action and Collaboration

The brightest minds in brain health gathered in Barcelona recently for the second annual conference of the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) to discuss how best to impact the growing global plight of dementia. The inter-professional conference, held April 19-22, 2017, featured panel discussions, poster presentations, and breakout sessions on science, policy, and narrative, in addition to artistic performances. The meeting drew 175 attendees from Europe, North America, and South America, including 18 scholarship awardees primarily from the Mediterranean and Latin America.