Adeje marks World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day was on September 21st

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The Adeje councillor for health protection and quality of life, Amada Trujillo Bencomo, underlined the commitment the Adeje council has to the Alzheimer unit in Los Menores Cultural Centre during a ceremony to mark World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st.

During the day the councillor visited the unit which offers help and support to those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and senile dementia as well as their families. She met with the centre director, Alejandro San Blas, and detailed a number of on-going projects the council are working on in conjunction with AFATE (the association for families and sufferers of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related conditions), as well as promising to continue the good work that has been underway since the centre opened a year ago. Among future plans are a series of information workshops about Alzheimer’s, talks about early detection and possible improvements in quality of life for sufferers and their carers and families.

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At the moment the centre attends to 11 persons (six women and five men) with the assistance of a qualified team trained in psychology, physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapies.

A happier Christmas!

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Cruz Roja and Adeje council donate 20 family boxes which include Christmas fare

20 Adeje families received Christmas boxes from the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) in conjunction with the Adeje council this week.

These were boxes specially prepared for families in need at this time of year, with Christmas-based food products as well as some basic dietary staples. The donations were made as part of the on-going social services aid programme which is dedicated to helping those most in need throughout the year.

Present at the delivery, which took place in the Adeje Cultural Centre, were the Adeje councillor for social welfare, Amada Trujillo Bencomo and volunteer members of the Red Cross.

For her part, the councillor thanked the Cruz Roja for all the social assistance projects they are operating in the Adeje borough, and said that she was delighted that Christmas continues “to bring out the best in all of us”. She said these boxes “are of great help to the families here today and the council of Adeje is delighted to continue to work with the Cruz Roja in their work reaching out to the most vulnerable in our society”.