Creative Brainwaves - Talks & Workshops on the Creative Arts Improving Brain Health

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Creative Brainwaves is a three-part series of talks and workshops exploring how engaging in creative arts can improve your brain health. The series features neuroscientists, psychologists, researchers, people with dementia and their carers, people with acquired brain injury, brain health activists and creative artists, all of whom work to improve brain health. This series is curated and facilitated by Mike Hanrahan, Global Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Trinity College Dublin. 

Thurs 16, Tues 21 & Wed 22 May 
Times vary (tea & coffee will be provided 30 mins prior to each talk)  
Studio Theatre, Level 1, dlr LexIcon  
Booking essential via dlr Libraries eventbrite

Thurs 16 May, 11.00am – 1.00pm 
The Art of Hope: Acquired Brain Injury with Dr Karen Foley, Chief Executive Officer of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, Gráinne McGettrick, Policy & Research Manager with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and Paul O’Brien, artist living with a brain injury More details here

Tues 21 May, 6.30-8.30pm 
The Art of Living: Younger Onset Dementia with Dr Kevin Quaid, author & co-founder of Lewy Body Ireland, Helena Quaid, carer, poet & Chair of Dementia Carers Campaign Network, Helen Rochford-Brennan, Global Dementia Ambassador, Vice Chair of the Irish Dementia Working Group and member of the Board of Alzheimer Europe, Carmel Geoghegan, Founder of Dementia Ireland Empowering Communities, and Eleanor Edmond, advocacy & human rights consultant. More details here

Wed 22 May, 11.00am – 1.00pm 
The Poetry of Dance: for Brain Health with Prof Ian Robertson, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at TCD & Founding Director of GBHI, Julie Feeney, singer-songwriter, composer, actress, carer and record producer, Anusha Yasoda Mohan, perceptual neuroscientist & dancer, and Mike Hanrahan, author, songwriter, guitarist and Global Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Trinity College Dublin More details here