Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Open House
- Other: Screening DSA and Check up Memory for Adult
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
For the first time in Puglia we have met curious people of different age to spread new knowledges about the brain and its functioning. Through Brain Awerness Week many psichologists, neuropsychologists and physicians promoted conferences allowing participants to know neuroscientific news from the latest scientific findings on brain and diseases affecting not only adults but also children. Salvatore Maugeri Foundation’s event was probably the one with the highest positive RSVP rate; it involved many associations of patients and cargivers in a discussion about the multidisciplinary approach to cognitive disorders. Highly demanded was the cognitive assessment of memory and attention for adults (>50 y.o.) and cognitive evaluation for dyslexia in many elementary school. Much appreciated and shared by parents, children and educators was the meeting were we used the Inside Out cartoon characters to introduce children to emotions. We also gave a lecture on good habits that allow us to keep our brain in good shape (excercise, healthy food, mental fitness, relaxation) during early ageing. We presented the last results on autism and ADHD research sharing with parents, educators and teachers, supplied educative strategies and tecniques to improve children development. Another successful event was the exhibition of paintings by an artist with Alzheimer's desease.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- BAW Stickers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Certificate of Participation
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
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