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.