Caption: Signature of the agreement
The Galician health service and Afaga Alzheimer’s Association signed an agreement to jointly develop actions for the benefit of people with dementiaand their families.
This agreement was signed at Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, in Vigo, by the manager of the Vigo Health Division, Julio GarcíaComesaña,, and Afaga Alzheimer’s president, Juan Carlos Rodríguez. The Minister of Health, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña,and the deputy director of the Service of Humanization and Care for Citizens José Antonio Fernández, also attended this ceremony.
The cooperation between both entities aims to promote joint activities that improve the quality of life of people with dementia and/or their families.
Among these actions, we can highlight the launch of training campaigns aimed at people from this health division for the early diagnosisof alzheimer’s and other dementias. It is also remarkable the organization of workshops and informational conferences, the organization of training and accompanying activities for family caregivers, the transfer of areas to develop depilot projects of care for people with dementiaat the health centres which depend on the Vigo Health Division.
Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Afaga president, sees this agreement in a very possitive way: “By signing this agreement, we take a step forward in the care of people with dementia and their families. These actions are already being carried out thanks to the close cooperation that the Galician health service has with Afaga, but this way we are putting on paper the commitment both entities have.We are also taking on the challenge of expanding and promoting projectsto cover an increasingly larger population nucleus — since the number of people with dementia also increases every year —, and to offer better care”.
For his part, Julio García Comesaña, the manager of the Vigo Health Division, concluded that “in short,the aim of this cooperation is to promote joint activities that improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their families”.