Event Details

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Storytelling transports us into the lives of others. A story raises awareness and reaches across identities. A story creates connections and emphasizes areas for change. In discussions about dementia including the complexities of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, the art of narrative is a powerful global tool. 

Join the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Disease International, and the Global Brain Health Institute on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 10-11am PT / 12-1pm CT / 6-7pm GMT for the Narrative Showcase: Dementia Stories for Impact. This pilot webinar titled Voices from Latin America will shine a light on Latin American authors and their stories that educate about dementia and advocate for empathy in the light of a debilitating disease. Their stories trace not just the challenges, but also the sparks of hope in the midst of dementia.


Webinar participants will: 

  • Hear from international authors about their recent narratives on dementia
  • Understand their motivations to craft stories about the human experience and changes in the brain
  • Learn how these stories amplify important messages of advocacy and awareness about neurologic health for audiences of all ages


  • Fionnuala Sweeney (Ireland), Journalist & Broadcaster -  Former Anchor/Correspondent with CNN International; Multimedia Editor, Atlantic Institute; Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health, Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI). Creator of podcast series, Dementia is Global.


  • Fernando Aguzzoli Peres (Brazil), Director of Institutional Development at the International Longevity Center Brazil (ILC BR); Young Leader of The Americas Initiatives (YLAI); Co-founder of Walking the Talk for Dementia; Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health; Author of Vovo e um Super Heroi (Grandpa is a Superhero) and other books. 
  • Tomás León (Chile), Psychiatrist, Hospital del Salvador and Universidad de Chile; Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health; Author of ¡Aquí Está la Abuela! (Here is Grandmother). 
  • Ansilta Grizas (Argentina), Writer, Teacher and Care Partner. Author of Un Temporal.



Please contact Camellia Latta with any questions.