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New initiative to help promote brain health among children launched

New initiative to help promote brain health among children launched

My Brain Robbie, a fantastic new initiative to promote brain health among school going children, has been launched through the Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders. The project includes an animated video of a little brain which helps children learn about the eight steps to keeping our brains healthy, along with free educational resources for parents and teachers.

Dementia in Latin America: Assessing the present and envisioning the future

Dementia in Latin America: Assessing the present and envisioning the future

Atlantic Fellow Agustin Ibanez writes about a recent study, published in the journal Neurology, which provides evidence and insights on barriers which, if overcome, would enable the harmonization of strategies to tackle the dementia challenge in Latin American countries.

Our fellow Nicole Batsch shares her experience....

Our fellow Nicole Batsch shares her experience....

While I was writing my PhD I craved the opportunity to discuss and debate the state of the dementia field, where it’s been and where it’s going and the often competing priorities of stakeholders including people living with dementia, families, health care professionals, researchers, policy makers and the charity sector. What I learned was that a PhD was often a long, lonely slog with only the warm glow from my computer screen to keep me company.

But for the past nine months, I’ve finally had that opportunity to discuss and debate and I’ve gotten to experience it in a multi-disciplinary setting to better understand the perspectives of other disciplines different to my own.

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.