Researcher, Social Entrepreneur & Teacher
Thinking creatively and developing solutions to offer a better life during these complicated years is a path we should provide.
Carlos is founder and director of Reviving Memories, a social program for older people and Alzheimer's patients. He works as a researcher and project development in the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Group at the São Paulo University and Hospital das Clinicas.
Words of Strength
“Light, more Light” Goethe
People with dementia live with the disease for years. Their caregivers and family members are affected by the progression of symptoms. Carlos believes that thinking creatively and developing solutions to offer a better life during these complicated years is a path we should provide.
Carlos is developing a social program that uses passion to realize a cognitive stimulation, socialisation, and improve quality of life for Alzheimer and MCI patients. These passions can be sports, such as basketball or football, or they could be music, movies, poetry and so on.
As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, Carlos will have the opportunity to learn how to develop the project as an organization, in addition to improving skills such as leadership and knowledge about global health, research and neuroscience.
Brazil is developing an aging population and will face challenges with an increase of dementia cases. Carlos believes that building projects to improve the lives of those living with dementia by offering a dignity of life for them and their families will be game-changing.
Carlos has been working at the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Group at the University of São Paulo and at Hospital das Clínicas (Brazil). He has a degree in business and a postgraduate degree in neuroscience and applied psychology from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, where he also taught neuroscience. He has had a long career in the technology market, mainly in digital technologies.
Research by Hospital das Clínicas and Museu do Futebol helps patients to relive affective memories