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2018: 20 years “Making roads, making memory.”

  • Last year 2018, the Alzhéimer Galicia Federation celebrated its 20th anniversary alongside people with Alzheimer's and their families. To celebrate it, various activities were held throughout the year that we want to remember with our eyes on the roads that remain to be covered.

The starting point was the opening of a process of strategic reflection, in which the federated associations participated and lasted most of the year. In it, the key elements of the federation's way of being were identified and the change projects were designed to start the path that lies ahead.

The XVI Interdisciplinary Conference of FAGAL, which took place at the School of Psychology of the USC, attended by professionals from the socio-health sector, maintained the path to offer perspectives of attention in other countries of our environment and, taking advantage of the occasion, a Collaboration agreement with the Alzhéimer Portugal Association.

During the month of September, most of the festive events coincided with the dates of World Alzheimer's Day. The first one was the press conference in which the programming of activities related to the world day and the 20th anniversary of FAGAL was disseminated. Followed by the exhibition "CapicitARTE", within the framework of the exhibitions on disability of CERMI-Galicia with the Ministry of Social Policy, and which shows the work and projects carried out by the Federation and the associations that make it up .

For the World Alzheimer's Day, which this year had the motto "She will not remember, and you?" Wanted to make visible and raise awareness about the disease and social responsibility in the fight against it. Through the hashtag #NonMeEsquecerei a good interaction was achieved and a great impact on social networks that increased contact with new affected families.

Continuing with our work of dissemination, but taken to the scientific and administrative, FAGAL participated in the First National Symposium of the CIEN Foundation in which innovative projects developed by the Federation in recent years were shown and also organized a few days , together with the Economic and Social Council of Galicia, which offered a complete vision of dementia in Galicia, in which the impact of this reality on people and society was deepened.

The central act of the anniversary was the solidarity gala of the 20th Anniversary of FAGAL. Being a success of assistance, with the entire audience among policy makers, professional team of associations, representatives of collaborating agents and entities of the Third Sector and especially families. Gathering a luxury poster to celebrate such a special day for FAGAL and for all the people who, with their daily work for so many years, have succeeded in continuing with the same enthusiasm and enthusiasm working for the people with Alzheimer and their families .

In the field of work outside the Galician borders, the federation participated as a speaker at the congress for the 30th anniversary of the Alzheimer's Association Portugal, at the European Congress of Alzheimer's, in which two poster-type communications were presented and, as a final touch, On the 6th of February, the exhibition of CAPACITARTE will be inaugurated at the Casa de Galicia in Madrid, which can be visited until the 28th of the same month.


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