The Gospel for Alzheimer's concert, that took place last November 27, has raised €3871. Fundació ACE, with the collaboration of the Sant Cugat Gospel Choir, formed by 80 voices, organized this concert that took place last November 27 in the Parish San Ildefonso of Barcelona. The proceeds will be used to purchase music instruments for the Daycare Center of Fundació ACE.
The organization has described as excellent the experience and astonishing the response of the attendees that exceeded the expectations of capacity.
Gospel for Alzheimer's is the first of the activities that the Foundation has organized to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Daycare Center. The Alzheimer Centre Educaciona, which gave the acronym to Fundació ACE, was the first therapeutic center to treat Alzheimer's disease in Spain. These activities will last throughout the year and will have as indisputable protagonists, people affected by Alzheimer's disease; and more specifically, the users of the Day Center and their families.
"The idea of organizing this concert goes in the line of promoting musical activities in patients with Alzheimer's disease," says the Public Affairs Officer of Fundació ACE, Antoni Gelonch. "Music helps to mobilize people's memories as well as their bodies, rythm invites to keep up."
Fundació ACE and music therapy
Fundació ACE is a pioneer entity in the use of non-pharmacological therapies in the treatment of people with Alzheimer's disease. Music therapy, as such, is included in the Integral Psycho-Stimulation Program (L. Tárraga, 1998), the assistance model that is applied in the Foundation and has been recognized in several international journals. Along the same lines, the Foundation started last year the program Estimul'Art music, an extension of Estimul'Art museums that has been going on for two years now.