The Galician Alzheimer Federation meets with different political formations to bring closer the reality of Alzheimer's in Galicia
In the face of the regional elections, the BNG and Marea Galeguista formations wanted to know the work carried out by the network of Galician Alzheimer's associations throughout the territory
25/06/2020 | Santiago de Compostela
The meetings took place on Thursday 18, one in person and the other virtual, with representatives of the political formations of the BNG and Marea Galeguista.
In the first place, at 11 am, the BNG candidate for the presidency of the Xunta, Ana Pontón, visited the FAGAL headquarters, accompanied by Goretti Sanmartín, spokesperson for the training at the Santiago City Council, and Monste Prado, a member of the national executive. The political representatives held a meeting with Juan Carlos Rodríguez Bernárdez and Isabel Gey, president and vice president respectively of the Galician Alzheimer Federation.
Secondly, in the afternoon and online, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Bernárdez and Javier Hermida Porto, president and coordinator of the technical office of the Galician Alzheimer Federation, held a meeting with Peque González, María Chao and Xan Sabarís, number 1 of the Pontevedra province, number 2 in A Coruña and press officer respectively of Marea Galeguista.
Both meetings revolved around knowing the reality of dementias in our community and the work carried out by the network of Galician Alzheimer's associations that make up FAGAL, which provide care for more than 70% of the population of Galicia.
The president of FAGAL stated the need to reinforce specialized care services by increasing the number of Therapeutic Units to offer coverage that reaches each region of Galicia, thus facilitating the early detection of the disease. Likewise, they influenced the implementation of the Transversal Dementia Plan in our community, which would help to establish a common model of care, among many other advantages.
The situation of the day centers was also one of the main points, since it is necessary that people with dementia can return to their routine and, in this way, their situation and their cognitive losses are not further aggravated.