Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: The Students of Anadolu Refreshment University (Anadolu University of the Third Age)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
In the first part of the event, Şükrü Torun, a music therapist and professor of neurology, talked about how musical activities interact with neural processes related to sensory-motor, cognitive and psychosocial functions.
In the second part of the event, an experiential songwriting session was conducted with the participants as an example of a neuro-creative community music therapy intervention to support cognitive and motor skills in aging. Here are a few lines from our song:
Don’t be afraid of stress there is music
Don’t be afraid of loneliness there is music
There is music, don’t be afraid to forget
Make music, keep your brain strong!
Don’t be afraid of dementia, there’s music
Music loves your brain
Music warms and moves you
Make music, keep your brain young!
Many participants summarized the event as follows:
We both learned and had a lot of fun with the music!”
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Participation in the brain awareness week strengthens the motivation of our administrators, young academics and especially our students about awareness activities for society.
One of the immediate results of our event was that after the event many participants expressed a desire to learn to play a musical instrument, based on the relationship between brain health and music.