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Alzheimer's disease is a disease that affects about 17,000 people over 64 years of age in the Region of Murcia. Family expands in seven places plus care for Alzheimer's patients in Alcantarilla, for AFADE Day Center (30/04/2017)

For Mayor Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, the work they carry out in the AFADE Day Center, the Association of Relatives of Alzheimer's Patients Sewer is exemplary

The Councilor for Family and Equality of Opportunities, Violante Tomás, along with Mayor Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, and the president of the Association of Relatives and Patients of Alzheimer's Sewer "(AFADE-Alcantarilla), Julia Fernández Sánchez, visited Recently its Day Center.

During the visit, he explained that the financing of the Murciano Institute of Social Action (IMAS) for this center has been expanded since April 1 in 7 more places, past 26 places, which were financed with 240,654 euros, to 33 places.

This extension also subsidizes the support of older people who attend this center.

The counselor referred to the quality that is provided in the AFADE day center for elderly people with Alzheimer's, which, together with the other two major day centers that exist in Alcantarilla, undoubtedly give one of the largest coverage region of.

It is a Day Center for the care of elderly people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

AFADE-Alcantarilla is an example of responsibility with this work of helping citizens on the reality of Alzheimer's, but also with care, providing services and therapies that allow its users to maintain physical and mental skills for as long as possible and Accompanying them in the battle against the disease.

"Alzheimer's is a disease that affects about 17,000 people over 64 years of age in the Region of Murcia, organizations such as AFADE-Alcantarilla does not only do a great job of providing information, support and assistance to people suffering from this type of disease Their families but also a great divulgative work in the society that is allowing to banish false myths about this disease, "he explained.

For Mayor Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, "all the help is not enough to live better in the labyrinth or to get out of it." But in Alcantarilla we have invaluable support to work with those affected by Alzheimer's, both sick and family. Is the Association of Relatives of People with Alzheimer's and Dementias, who since 1999 has been developing an excellent professional work of assistance and struggling to permanently improve the services to its users.

Buendía continued by stating that, "that is why it is necessary to take every moment to thank and congratulate AFADE for all this great effort. A task that is not only in the services offered, sick and family, in its exceptional Day Center, Over the course of each year they carry out a great number of activities aimed at raising awareness of the disease of the 21st century. "

"AFADE are an example of this enormous activity, as will be the next Friday, May 5, in the morning with the 13th Solidarity March" For Alzheimer ", an event organized every year to raise awareness about the social problems of Alzheimer. That in this edition, the record of more than 1,500 people among students of Alcantarilla, users, relatives, volunteers, professionals and groups of our municipality, or the annual organization of the Open Day of its Day Center for To commemorate World Alzheimer's Day and to offer attendees a closer and more real vision of the work they perform daily in their different services. "

Mayor Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, highlighted "the musical activities that also perform as the Dance Charity Gala on World Alzheimer's Day, or the gala" Mira quien Canta ", with the participation of the associates and people known to our The work of AFADE, and its objectives, arouses affection, sensitivity, supports and, above all, recognition. This excellent work that has been revealed by the expansion of 7 new places agreed by the IMAS and the Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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