It is fascinating when traveling to other countries to witness innovative ideas, especially regarding aging issues.  An example is from a recent visit my wife and I made to Toronto, Ontario.  While traveling around Toronto, we saw artistic creations of brains scattered in different parts of the city.  We learned that these brains were created to raise awareness regarding Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia.

The exhibit is titled “The Brain Project” sponsored by The TELUS Health Brain Project.  According to the The Brain Project website, http://www.brainproject.ca/, “it is a large-scale outdoor exhibit that brings brain health, art and imagination to the streets of Toronto. In 2016, The TELUS Health Brain Project launched its inaugural exhibit across the city to start a public conversation about brain health and bring awareness to diseases like Alzheimer’s.  As The TELUS Health Brain Project returns for its second year, one hundred artists from around the world will transform blank brain sculptures into beautiful, energetic and thought-provoking pieces of art. The sculptures are sponsored by corporations and philanthropists, and will be displayed in more than 15 locations around Toronto and the GTA.

I recommend a visit to Toronto in August to  see these beautiful works of art for yourself.

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About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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