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The Federation Alzheimer Galicia commemorated "20 years making roads, making memory" with a Solidarity Gala in Santiago

  • The event brought together more than 250 people in the Mozart Hall of the Auditorium of Galicia, among whom was the Regional Minister of Health, Jesús Vázquez Almuíña.
  • The actress Lucia Regueiro was in charge of presenting the gala, which featured the performances of Tania Fuegho, Fran Allo and Silvia Penide.
  • FAGAL recognized the Barrié Foundation and the researcher Carlos Spuch for their support to the entities of the Galician Alzheimer.

The Federation Alzheimer Galicia commemorated its 20th Anniversary this Saturday with the celebration of a Solidarity Gala, which brought together in the Mozart Hall of the Auditorium of Galicia political personalities, members of associations belonging to FAGAL, ​​relatives of people with Alzheimer and representatives of the entities of disability of Galicia. This event, presented by the actress and presenter Lucía Regueiro , made a tour of the entity's career under the motto "20 years making roads, making memory".

The event began with a fond memory of the four founders of FAGAL, ​​present in the room, to continue with a video summary of these 20 years of history of the entity. After this, the Councilor for Social Policies of the City of Santiago, Concepción Fernández, wanted to recognize the work of the federation and its associations, and recalled the importance of the involvement of all in the fight against this disease.

For his part, the President of the Federation Alzhéimer Galicia, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Bernárdez, highlighted during his speech important projects for the entities of Galician Alzheimer, such as the Public Network of specific Day Centers in Alzheimer , the Interdisciplinary Conferences of the federation or the training program Xuntos nos Coidados . In addition, once again claimed the need for the implementation of a Transversal Strategy of Care for Dementia in Galicia , given the significant increase expected for cases of dementia in our community in the coming years.

During this gala there was also a moment for recognitions. Thus, the federation awarded the support of the Barrié Foundation to associations of Alzheimer's Galicia, thanks to the implementation of the Red Paraguas Alzheimer program and the More Social project. In addition, FAGAL wanted to recognize the importance of research, with an award to the researcher and coordinator of the Galician Network for Dementia Research, Carlos Spuch .

The Regional Minister of Health, Jesús Vázquez Almuíña, closed the interventions with a speech in which he appealed to the "necessary involvement and coordination of health and social care structures in the care and comprehensive care of the person with Alzheimer", while highlighting the continuous collaboration of the Ministry with FAGAL in these 20 years of history.

In this gala music could not miss, which made an appearance with the performances of Tania Fuegho, Fran Allo and Silvia Penide , which delighted the audience with songs full of strength and feeling.


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