Queen Sofia and the Alzheimers Project

  October 14, 2009 at 7:05 am by

Yesterday the Queen of Spain, as Executive Chairman of the Queen Sofia Foundation, attended a work meeting with the Minister of Science and Innovation, Carmen Garmendia, and directors of Instituto Carlos III at Zarzuela Palace.

The main issue of the meeting was to inform the Queen on the Minister’s advances and projects in research of Alzheimer’s disease in Spain, as well as the plans which will allow Spain to join the EU Joint Programming in Research on Alzheimers.

Spain will be a part of the Joint Program in Research Direction Committee together with France, Germany and England. According to the Minister, Spain’s main work will be the research in genetics of Alzheimer’s disease, the design of a unique animal model in Europe, the research in pharmacological interventions and research into medical care and technologies of help to dependence and disability.

On 17 May 1977, the Queen Sofia Foundation was established with a small capital personally provided by H.M. the Queen. Its aims are charitable and cultural, and its nature is non-profit and permanent. These days its bigger project is the Alzheimer Project which faces the consequences of Alzheimer’s disease on patients and their families.

Currently the foundation has completed its Alzheimer Centre, by delivering the finished buildings to the Public Administrations with all the necessary equipment and in full working order.

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