Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment and Research Center (ACE)
Fundació ACE. Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades (F. ACE) is a non-profit organization located in Barcelona. F. ACE was registered and declared a welfare institution by the Government of Catalonia in 1995. The entity was designed by the Neurologist Dr. Mercè Boada, MD PhD and by the Psychologist Lluís Tárraga following the organization, methodology of Alzheimer’s Research Centres funded by the National Institute of Aging /NIH (USA). F. ACE mission is to manage dementia in a multidisciplinary way and it has become a global reference in the treatment and management of dementia. The foundation has executed dozens of competitive research projects since its creation. It has made important contributions in the field of neurodegeneration. Its research is pretty wide from social research to molecular epidemiology, phenomics, genomewide association studies, biomarker research, neuroimaging or brain training software.
The Memory Clinic of F. ACE started its activity in 1996 with the goal of addressing the increasing demand for the treatment and education for those individuals with dementia, and to do so by offering personal attention to the patients and their families. What began solely as a day centre evolved to include the Memory Clinic that now has a new 10-year contract with the Health Ministry of the Government of Catalonia, guaranteeing the services of the clinic through 2022. In addition to providing services through the health system, F. ACE also provides care on a fee-for service basis.