UnRavelled in Conversation: Creativity, Love, & Dementia

Global Brain Health Institute, June 2021

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This was an incredible conversation. I was blown away by the insight these panelists had and how a diagnosis can impact and inspire artists.

UnRavelled in Conversation: Creativity, Love, & Dementia

An international panel discussion was offered as an adjunct to the virtual premiere of the play, UnRavelled.

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) presented a live, online public event titled “UnRavelled in Conversation: Creativity, Love & Dementia” on Saturday, June 26 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. The panel discussion was offered as an adjunct to the virtual premiere of UnRavelled, a new drama about creativity and the mysteries of dementia currently streaming through June 30. An aim for this event was to introduce UnRavelled and associated ideas to new audiences.

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) is dedicated to protecting the world’s aging populations from threats to brain health. They strive to improve brain health for populations across the world, reaching into local communities and across our global network. GBHI brings together a powerful mix of disciplines, professions, backgrounds, skills, perspectives, and approaches to develop new science-based solutions. They focus on working compassionately with people in vulnerable and under-served populations to improve outcomes and promote dignity for all people. GBHI was founded in 2015 by a generous gift from The Atlantic Philanthropies. Our founding sites are based at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity). www.gbhi.org

The Panel Included:

David Milch, the creator of TV’s NYPD Blue and Deadwood, currently living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, accompanied by his wife, Rita Stern Milch.

Bruce Miller, co-director, GBHI; director, UCSF MAC

Lucy Davenport, actor, and star of the play UnRavelled

Jake Broder, playwright, UnRavelled

Moderator: Stefanie Piña-Escudero, geriatrician and Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health

“I had a wonderful experience working with Kyra. She helped us to produce a live virtual event with many moving parts. With her guidance, all went smoothly. She was knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive. Highly recommend!” 

– Niall Kavanaugh 

Communications Director: Global Health Brain Institute