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Training on dementias to secondary and university science teachers

 

Training Permanent Seminar of Natural Sciences

 

Fundació ACE started this January a training project on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias for teachers of biology, geology and environmental sciences at secondary and university levels.

In order to expand the knowledge of teachers in this field and take a close look at neurodegenerative diseases, the experts of the Foundation will give the course 'Cognitive normality and dementias' through the Permanent Seminar of Natural Sciences.

The Permanent Seminar of Natural Sciences is an association of secondary school and university professors of biology and geology, who organize, among other activities, teacher training courses in agreement with the Institute of Education Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

 

A multidisciplinary program

The training, organized between January and March, will have a multidisciplinary program designed to approach the disease from different perspectives. Among the different workshops that will be carried out, some of them stand out, such as the one on biomarkers and laboratory techniques in Alzheimer's research or the one on risk factors, focused on the prevention of the disease through healthy lifestyle habits.

In addition to the workshops, participants will have the opportunity to visit the Diagnosis Unit as well as the Applied Research Unit of the Foundation to get to know first-hand the tasks and services developed in the organization.

"From Fundació ACE we are convinced that training is one of the key aspects to bring closer the reality of Alzheimer's and dementias to society and to make everyone more aware," says Alba Benaque, deputy director of the Foundation and trainer of the course. Dr. Benaque also comments that the knowledge of the disease is also fundamental in order to detect it in our environment and be able to make an early diagnosis.

 

 

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