Get moving for a future without Alzheimer's
The people working at TMB chose Alzheimer’s as the company's main solidarity cause. TMB has scheduled a series of awareness-raising activities for the last quarter of the year, under the slogan ‘Mou-te’ and in collaboration with the Pasqual Maragall Foundation.
Alzheimer’s is the most frequent cause of dementia. It is a disease that causes significant cognitive deterioration, characterised by the loss of memory, changes in language, loss of sense of direction and difficulty in planning tasks or problem solving. This deterioration is usually accompanied by changes in personality and behaviour.
There is currently no treatment to prevent Alzheimer’s or stop its course, but there are some types of medication that can help alleviate some symptoms and improve the quality of life of those affected.
Programme of action
- An exhibition entitled ‘Alzheimer’s Protagonists’ will be on display in the corridors of the Diagonal metro interchange from 8 November to 10 December. Through the different profiles of the people who took part in this exhibition, we can explore the disease, its impact and the preventive and research action carried out.
- The foyer at the Diagonal station will be hosting an institutional ceremony on 9 November (at 12 noon) to present a performance of the piece Que bonica la vida [How beautiful life is].
- On 11 November, there is an online talk ‘Managing uncertainty in the face of illness,’ by Ángeles Castillo, psychologist and therapist from the Pasqual Maragall Foundation. Online event. Registration on the foundation website.
- On 23 November, from 10 am to 7 pm, there will be a Pasqual Maragall Foundation booth in the exhibition area (corridor connecting to Diagonal metro station). Anyone interested is welcome to come to the booth to receive information on the Foundation’s goals and initiatives and join it.
Alzheimer’s in figures
There are over 800,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in Spain, a figure which could reach 1.5 million by 2050. There are over 86,000 cases in Catalonia.
It is estimated that there are over 47 million people in the world affected by Alzheimer’s and that by 2050 there will be more than 115 million people diagnosed with this disease, 19 million of them in Europe.
The Pasqual Maragall Foundation
The Pasqual Maragall Foundation for the prevention of Alzheimer’s was set up in April 2008 in response to the commitment taken on by the former mayor of Barcelona and former president of the Catalan Government Pasqual Maragall, announcing that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Foundation promotes research to prevent Alzheimer’s and to offer solutions that improve the quality of life of the people affected, their relatives and carers. The foundation also manages scientific activity through its research centre, the Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center.
All this is possible thanks to the support of fifteen entities and a social base of over 47,000 members, who contribute financially to the continuity of the project.
If you wish to collaborate with the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, you can make a donation through Bizum at 33518.