Brain health awareness week & events
Brain Health Awareness Week March 14th to 20th
There are lots of exciting events and activities taking place in March.
Brain Health Awareness Week March 14th to 20th.
Dementia: Understand Together is planning a campaign activity around this week to create a better understanding of dementia, highlight the importance of brain health and to raise awareness and understanding of key lifestyle factors that can help reduce a person’s risk of dementia. We are developing a media campaign which includes a partnership with RTE, radio stings, a press release and social media. We will share a detailed partner pack with information on the campaign, key messages and social media assets with you closer to the date. We’d be delighted if you would share key messages with your networks, and if you are planning any activities to promote Brain Health Awareness do let us know and we can share these through social media.
Creative Brain week online and in-person March 12th -16th.
Creative Brain Week is a Global Brain Health Institute initiative at Trinity College Dublin. It’s an exploration of how brain science and creativity collide to seed new ideas in social development, technology, entrepreneurship, culture, wellbeing, and physical, mental and brain health across the life cycle. A heady mix of artists, neuroscientists, business people and innovators will be exploring the role of creativity and brain health across the digital and physical Campus of Trinity College Dublin and out into the heart of the City. For more information and to register for events visit https://www.creativebrainweek.com/
Love your Brain is an awareness campaign led by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland to coincide with National Brain Awareness Week from March 14th to 20th. Love your Brain is supported by over 33 patient organisations and research groups which will be involved in organising events for Brain Awareness Week throughout the country. To find out more about events taking place nationwide visit https://www.loveyourbrain.ie/events
“Brain FM – tune in to movement” – Dance Workshops for Neurodiverse groups
BrainFM is an educational tool that uses dance to learn about the brain. As part of Brain Awareness Week, four events (two on-line and two in-person) will take place to spread awareness about the modifiable risk factors for dementia, specifically physical activity, social connection, and hearing, in a diverse intergenerational population in Ireland and around the world.
Tickets are free, but numbers are limited so booking is required.
Sat 12th March – 4.00-5.00 pm (In-person) at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin – for professionals in the culture sector, health care and researchers
Sun 13th March – 3.00-4.00pm (Online) for people living with dementia and carers – BY INVITATION ONLY. If you are a care partner or if you serve communities of people living with dementia and would like your community to be invited to the event, please email us at BrainFM.TuneIn@gmail.com
Mon 14th March – 10.00-11.00am (Online) for primary schools BY INVITATION ONLY – teachers are requested to register for this event as 1 ticket per class or class group. If you are a primary school teacher and would like your class to be invited to this BrainFM event, please email us at BrainFM.TuneIn@gmail.com
Wed 16th March – 6.00- 7.00pm (In-person) at Unit 18 – open to the community
Engaging Dementia and Joyce Fitzpatrick – Flourishing after the pandemic: nature and music activities to improve your own and your residents’ mental health
Flourishing after the pandemic is a webinar series to help nursing home professionals move forward in the post-pandemic world. In monthly meetings, there will be networking opportunities and practical resources to improve participants’ wellbeing. New strategies will be presented based on music and nature to create social and individual programmes for your residents. For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/…/flourishing-after-the…
Artist and Poet Maria Noonan-McDermott present a moving and heartwarming visual and literary portrayal in her new touring solo exhibition ‘Time-Lapse’. This exhibition is an ongoing project that Maria has been unwittingly working towards over a number of years while helping care for her mother living with Alzheimers. The Abbey Arts Centre in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal is hosting the exhibition which will continue until March 20th. For more information contact the Abbey Arts Centre at https://abbeycentre.ie/
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