World Alzheimer’s Day was on September 21st
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.
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.