Cohort 
2022

Mike Hanrahan

Musician

We need to increase awareness, promote discussion at every level of society, mobilize local and national government to supoort those involved in research and development of brain health.

Current Work

Songwriter, Author, Musician, Vocalist.

Personal Hero

Ronnie Drew—friend, mentor, entertainer

Words of Strength

Give it your best

Vision

We need to increase awareness, promote discussion at every level of society, mobilize local and national government to supoort those involved in research and development of brain health. We need to develop a better care structure for those who care.

Strategy

As a writer Mike is working on a project of awareness. As a musician he is creating innovative ways to bring moments of joy and fulfillment to those who live with dementia. Mike wishes to explore further this connection between the arts and brain health.

Impact

Mike wants to be informed so that he may develop creative ideas to inspire friends, peers, communities, local government and society to be more inclusive, understanding and supportive of the carers and those living with brain health issues.

Motivation

Mike has been a family carer for ten years and it is this lived experience that inspires him to support all who care and all who search for better ways to treat those who live with dementia and related brain health issues. His creative interaction and performances with The Forgetmenots Choir, an age and dementia friendly choir, strengthens his belief in nurturing an inclusive age friendly society.

Education & Experience

Mike has been a professional writer and musician all of his adult life. He is also a quaified organic cook and an ex-culinary teacher.

Videos

Send 

Mike

 a Note

Have ideas for global brain health or a collaboration? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to send an introductory note.