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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.

Mediterranean Style Diet May Prevent Dementia

Mediterranean Style Diet May Prevent Dementia

Good news from research by GBHI Fellow Claire McEvoy: following the Mediterranean diet is linked to a 30-35% decrease in risk of cognitive impairment in older adults.

McEvoy presented the findings at the Alzheimer's Association annual meeting in London this week, which earned her the conference's Postdoc Poster Award. Her research was covered in CNN, CBS, the Guardian, Fortune, and Daily Mail.

Finished, But Not Done

Finished, But Not Done

Christopher G. Oechsli, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies, describes the ambitious Atlantic Fellows program to train a new generation of leaders to challenge persistent disparities and make improvements in the human condition across communities, countries, and continents.