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The UNED will host in Cartagena the X Training Days on Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative pathologies (11/06/2019)

On June 13 and 14, the UNED center in Cartagena hosts the X Training Conference on Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative pathologies in its Assembly Hall.

The Councilor for Social Services in Cartagena, Mercedes García, and the coordinator of AFAL Cartagena and Sonia Gayoso Requejo Region have presented this Tuesday, June 11, the activities that will be developed.

Admission is free until full capacity is reached.

These sessions with experts in the field aim to deepen from several aspects in the knowledge of the diseases associated with aging.

In addition, these days aim to give tools to socio-health professionals, caregivers and family members to face these pathologies and preserve the identity and autonomy of the sick.

The Councilor for Social Services in Cartagena, Mercedes Garcia, says that with these days, we want "society to visualize more this disease and also to address more the needs that this disease poses.

For example, there are certain shortcomings that need to be covered as soon as possible, such as specialized day centers, senior centers or people prepared to care for these patients. "

On Thursday, June 13, the training sessions begin with the delivery of documentation at 9 o'clock.

At 9:30 am, the opening ceremony will be held.

At 10 am, the coordinator of AFAL Cartagena and Comarca Sonia Gayoso Requejo and the president of the María José Regueiro association will make a presentation of AFAL Cartagena and Comarca.

At 10:30 am, the occupational therapist Ruth Pastor will talk about technical aids and promotion of personal autonomy.

At 11:30 am, physiotherapist Ángeles Fernández will present attendees the experiences of therapeutic exercise in people with Alzheimer's.

At 12 o'clock, the person in charge of the unit of persons with disabilities of the City of Cartagena Enrique Bocos will present the current situation of disability in Cartagena.

The first day will end with a session on the protocol of action in the disappearance of adults.

On Friday, June 14, the neuropsychopharmacology will be treated in dementia, care and prevention in basic nursing care for people with these diseases or cognitive intervention in dementia.

The role of speech therapists, existing technologies for health and the present and future of neurodegenerative diseases will also be discussed.

Those interested in signing up for this conference can register on this link.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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