Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment & Research Center

Alzheimer’s Night

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Fundació ACE is the driving force behind Alzheimer’s Night, an act of solidarity born with the vocation to become the annual meeting point between society and the world of research, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

The aim of the evening has two sides: to raise awareness of the need to invest in research to accelerate the fight against Alzheimer’s, and also to generate funds to develop the NORFACE project, a study that will multiply the effectiveness in the early diagnosis of the disease, in his early stages.

Collaboration with the Fundació Castell de Peralada has enabled the Peralada Castle as the frame hosting the first edition of the Alzheimer’s Night, that will be held on July 28th, from 20.00h in the evening.

The celebration will combine its solidarity and awareness goal with a culinary and musical experience, with Tchaikovsky’s ballet Beauty and the Beast, with which Malandain Biarritz Ballet and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi will debut in the Castell de Peralada Festival, during its 31 edition.

Alzheimer’s Night also has the support of the Abertis Foundation.

Currently, there is a lack of accurate testing and higher resolution in the diagnostic process of neurodegenerative diseases. Those that do exist are extremely expensive, such as neuroimaging, or very invasive (and painful) as lumbar puncture.

In the neurodegenerative process atrophy (or downsizing) the brain, especially certain lobes occurs. Recent studies have shown that a thinning of the retina and its different layers is also produced.

Researchers of Fundació ACE want to extend the use of measuring the thickness of the retina, with a photograph of the fundus, to learn more and better about brain functioning and, therefore, the status of patients, to advance knowledge and application of new models and diagnostic tools.

With this research, Fundació ACE wants to consolidate the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT acronym), a technique commonly used in the ophthalmological field, consisting of measuring the thickness of the retina, which now apply to study brain function of patients with cognitive impairment or dementia.

Funds raised on Alzheimer’s Night will go entirely to the NORFACE project. From the use of OCT will try to advance the quality of diagnosis in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and other neuro-degenerative diseases. The technique could be implemented in consultation clinics memory or in routine clinical practice and change the model of diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative diseases.

collaborate with research

  • Complet pack (dinner at the Castell + premium assistance + meet&greet): 250€.
  • Row 0 (to non-assistants): from 100€.

If you want to collaborate you can make the transfer to the bank account:

CAIXABANK ES3721000555360200914142 in the name of Fundació Castell de Peralada on behalf of Alzheimer’s Night sending the bill to  rrpp@grupperalada.com with the name of the person that will assist.


Alzheimer’s Night 9 June, 2016