Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment & Research Center

who are we?

Fundació ACE Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades is a private organization dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, research and support for people with dementia, especially focusing on people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and their relatives and caregivers.

Created in 1995 by the neurologist Mercè Boada and the psychologist Lluís Tárraga, Fundació ACE has a multidisciplinary team of professionals (neurologists, neuropsychologists, basic researchers, social workers, nurses, geriatricians, etc.) working in different fields.

Its fields of action include services (diagnosis, treatment and individualized monitoring), research (genetic, clinical trials, imaging, etc.) and outreach and scientific training activities.


the board

founding members:

Mercè Boada Rovira (find out more)
Lluís Tárraga Mestre (find out more)

honorary members:

Mercè Rovira Quer (1924 – 2014)
Joan Boada Reñé (1923 – 2010)


Cristina Boada Rovira, Chairman

Lluís Tárraga Mestre, Vice-Chairman (find out more)

Antoni Gelonch Viladegut, Secretary

Mercè Boada Rovira (find out more)

Joan Boada Rovira

Núria de Gispert Català

Edgar Salsas Boada

Isabel Segura Roda

Miren Jone Gurrutxaga Tellería