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The Alzheimer Centre

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The Alzheimer Centre of the Queen Sofia Foundation is a socio-sanitary project developed into a healthcare complex where Alzheimer’s Disease is treated from three angles: research, training and patients’ care.

The project, created within the framework of the “Alzheimer Project” took shape in 2001 with a preliminary study and the Centre was officially opened in March 2007 in the Madrid suburb of Ensanche de Vallecas. It was built on a 18.498 m2 site provided by the Madrid City Council.

A remarkable aspect of the Centre is that it houses together three essential working areas on Alzheimer’s Disease:

  • A Research Unit, the CIEN Foundation (Research Centre on Neurological Diseases) managed by the Carlos III Health Institute, the Ministry of Industry and Competitiveness.
  • A Training Centre specialized in senile dementia.
  • A Healthcare Centre which holds a long-term residence for 156 patients, a day centre for 40 patients and a weekend family respite centre for 20 patients. Both are run by the Social Affairs Department of the Madrid Government, through the company Clece Servicios Sociales .

A Collaboration Agreement was signed by all the different areas so that they work together, trying to get the maximum benefit from sharing space in this Centre.

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. 08.02.2018

Su Majestad la Reina Doña Sofía visita el Banco de Alimentos de Alicante

​Doña Sofía visitó este jueves el Banco de Alimentos de Alicante, con el que colabora por medio de la Fundación que lleva su nombre. Mantuvo una reunión de trabajo con sus responsables y realizó una visita por las instalaciones junto a los voluntarios de la entidad que da asistencia a 200 entidades con 33.500 beneficiarios.

The Alzheimer Project overcame society’s indiference."

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