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7th workshop of the Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance (MAA 2016)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (All day)
Barcelona, Spain

The Mediterranean Alzheimer’s Alliance (MAA) is a partnership with the representatives of 17 countries bordering the Mediterranean in order to thoroughly study the impact of Alzheimer’s disease in their societies. Participating representatives of Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Greece, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

This network aims to help scientists and family associations to develop their initiatives to identify the needs and specificities of the region, to promote relations between associations, scientists and academics to share and exchange knowledge and practices and present recommendations to make sure that the diagnosis, treatment and research into Alzheimer’s disease is a priority in the Mediterranean.

The meeting was held at the twentieth annual meeting of the Catalan Society of Neurology and the tenth Conference Barcelona – Pittsburgh about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the world.

During its 10th Pittsburgh-Barcelona Conference, held from 25 to 28 May, Fundació ACE gave the Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance (MAA) the opportunity to meet for a 7th workshop, this year in Barcelona. This workshop was an opportunity for members to present an overview of the current situations and political breakthroughs in their countries, regarding the care and support of people with dementia and their carers. To help inspire other Mediterranean countries, Fundació ACE presented its ongoing projects on robotics and social media.