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The MYH4D project was presented in a number of events in order to report about the activities carried out and the results achieved.

World Alzheimer's Day

Date: 25-10-2021
Location: Pinerolo (IT)

In the evening of September 21th, 2021 to celebrate the World Alzheimer's Day an important Dissemination event took place in the Conference room of Asl To3 in Pinerolo. The event was organised together with the Cosso Foundation and Diaconia Valdese in order to promote awareness about dementia and increase community skills for people living with dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease affects, according to data of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, about 5% of people over 60 years old, with an estimate in Italy of 500 thousand people living with dementia. It is the most common form of dementia; it involves an alteration of the brain functions and progressive loss of autonomy in daily life activities.
The program included lectures, experiential workshops and the possibility of an individual moment for those interested in memory screening, organised by the Neuropsychology /Psychogeriatrics functional area of the AslTo3. It was a great opportunity for sharing and opening to the territory, dedicated to family members, citizens, health and social workers and all those who are in daily contact with people with dementia.
Memory screening for community was followed by lectures of Franca Dall'Occo, General Manager of AslTo3, Paola Fasano, Head of the Pinerolo District of the Health Authority, Alessandro Bonansea, Head of the Complex Structure of Psychology AslTo3, Professor Leonardo Lo Piano, Head of the Complex Structure of Neurology 2 U. Department of Neuroscience of the University of Turin - A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza of Turin. Some videos were projected, including "Dement Talent" by Diaconia Valdese.

Biennale Democracy 2021

Date: 10-10-2021
Location: Turin, Italy

Biennale Democracy 2021 hosted MYH4D in Turin, October 10th. “One planet: many worlds” is the title of the seventh edition of Biennale and MYH4D represented dementia as one of them. A world not so unusual, if we think that the average lengthening of life expectancy is a phenomenon that occurs in every country on the planet and is linked to nutrition, environmental conditions, technological innovation and medical developments. We know that 10% of over 65 years old have got dementia, even if dementia is not a normal part of ageing.
But even more, Biennale Democracy wanted to include living with dementia, because it arise new individual and collective awareness and responsibility. To engage it, ASL TO3 organized a narrative workshop led by Dr. Portis, a cultural anthropologist, to help participants “put themselves in the shoes of people living with dementia”, writing about their own experiences of emotional and cognitive intermittence and inconsistency: memory loss, temporal and spatial disorientation. A digital Tazebao was realised during narrative workshops directed by Dr Lucia Portis between June and October 2021 in collaboration with University of the Third Age UNITRE Grugliasco, Gruppo ARCO and CPIA5. MYH4D Digital Tazebao is now available as tangible intellectual output to fill the gap with people living with dementia, but it is also a work in progress to move forward for more inclusive communities.