In Vigo on May 19, 2021
Authorities of the Sergas and of Planning and Council of health visited Afaga Alzheimer
- The Vigo-Beiramar Alzheimer’s Specialized Day Center is the first center of the public network that opened in Galicia and is part of the Galician Network of Social Care Day Centers for people with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative dementias.
The Manager of Sergas, José Flores Arias, the Director of Health Assistance of Sergas, Jorge Aboal Viñas and the General Director of Planning and Health Reform, Estrella López-Pardo, visited for the first time this morning the Specialized Day Center in Alzheimer Vigo- Beiramar and the Vigo Comprehensive Dementia Care Center. Thus, they learned about the situation of intervention programs for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, in a mild phase.
The president of Afaga Alzheimer, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Bernárdez, among other topics related to care and needs, took advantage of the visit to publicize the various intervention programs, new projects, challenges and challenges that the Association tries to carry out and that count with the support of the Department of Health for future development. He mentioned the start-up of the Dementia Unit of the Sanitary Area of Vigo and recalled that the Area Management promised to carry it out promptly.
Juan Carlos Rodríguez Bernárdez, also explained the work dynamics carried out by the more than 50 professionals who have Afaga Alzheimer, and the response they gave during the pandemic, since the Alzheimer Vigo-Beiramar Specialized Day Center was the only one in the area Vigo sanitary facility that was kept open continuously in full confinement.
The Afaga Alzheimer team of professionals carried out, during confinement, more than 1,300 interventions at home or by telematic means and more than 3,000 telephone interventions. For those users who did not have technological means, the material was sent to their homes and, in this way, they continued to participate in their activities.
The Alzheimer Vigo-Beiramar Specialized Day Center is the first center of the public network that opened in Galicia and is part of the Galician Network of Social Care Day Centers for people with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative dementias.