dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire is hosting a series of talks, co-ordinated by the Global Brain Health Institute, highlighting the impact and benefit of creativity in the lives of people with dementia.
Karen Meenan from the Global Brain Health Institute is leading this talk series each Wednesday from 30 November – 14 December 2022.
Funded by Creative Ireland’s Creativity in Older Age Programme 2022, this talk series is part of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Framing the Senses Dementia Inclusive Creative Programme.
30 November: Music & Movement
Explore the positive impacts of music and movement for people living with dementia in this talk and performance with Global Brain Health Institute Fellows Mike Hanrahan, Dr Aline Haas, Dr Anusha Mohan and Dancer Olwyn Lyons.
7 December: Storytelling & Singing
Explore the positive impacts of storytelling and singing for people living with dementia in this talk and performance with world renowned poet and member of Aosdána Tony Curtis and composer and musical director of the Forget-Me-Nots Choir Norah Constance Walsh.
14 December: Visualising & Connecting
Join artist, teacher and writer Caroline Hyland and Kevin Quaid, author of two books about his experiences of living with Lewy Body Dementia, in the final talk of the series.
Image Credit: ‘Can You See What I See?’ Painting by Caroline Hyland.