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Fundació ACE promotes the first edition of the Night of Alzheimer’s

Fundació ACE and the Fundació Castell de Peralada, dedicated to the encouragement, organization and promotion of cultural activities, among them the International Music Festival of Peralada, presented Night of Alzheimer’s, a charity initiative born with a mission to become the annual meeting point between the whole of society and the world of research, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Merce Boada, medical director and founder of the Fundació ACE, and Isabel Suqué, director general of the Castell de Peralada Foundation, explained that the purpose of the evening, which this year is celebrated on August 8, is raising awareness society about the need to invest in research to advance the fight against Alzheimer’s. The second goal that highlighted both organizations is to get them to raise funds earmarked for the project NORFACE, a new line of research that will advance the Fundació ACE initial forecasts for Alzheimer’s patients.

The Collaboration between the Castell de Peralada and Fundació ACE has enabled the framework of Peralada Castle is the venue for the first edition of the Night of Alzheimer’s, a celebration that conjugarà their objective awareness and solidarity with musical and gastronomic experience in the framework of the 30th Anniversary of the Festival of Peralada.

The project NORFACE

The funds raised at the dinner that night will go entirely to Alzheimer NORFACE project, a new study of the Fundació ACE to improve the quality of diagnosis in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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

With the funds that achieved in the first Night of Alzheimer’s Fundació ACE expects to apply the new technique to 500 people during three years and develop the use of this technique to initial forecasts more accurate, so fast, economical and non-invasive.

The Give memory campaign

During the night of the Alzheimer’s Foundation presented the ACE Memory Gift campaign, an initiative to raise awareness of the disease and to attract financial resources for research activities. The campaign coincides with the start of World Alzheimer’s Day, on 21 September and will continue throughout the year. The evening will be presented the video of the campaign, which will be disseminated through social networks.

Dr. Merce Boada, founder and medical director of the Fundació ACE, said “Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects one in ten people over 65 and 50% of the population over 85 is expected quantities 2050 trebled. “

One night gastronomic and leisure

The participants of the Night of Alzheimer’s may attend the performance of the opera Turandot by Puccini, a work that reaches for the first time at the Festival to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new production with stage direction by Mario Gas and the Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Intermezzo Choir. Later, also may enter the meet & greet, in the gardens of the castle, where they will hold a meeting with the artists and the team that has made the representation.

Contributions can be in different amounts:

  • 250 € for the whole package (dinner, entrance to the opera Turandot and access to meet & greet), and from
  • 100 € on per row 0 of the concert.

The complete information will be available soon on the website of the Fundació ACE.

 

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