Free memory checks in English and Dutch
Fundació ACE is currently offering from this year 2019 free memory checks to English and Dutch native speakers, within its Open House Initiative. Therefore, in addition to Spanish and Catalan tests, versions in English and Dutch will also be available so that the natives of other countries can benefit from this service.
The goal of the Open House Initiative, funded entirely by the Foundation, is to offer to people over 50 years old who wish to have an assessment of memory, language and other cognitive functions. During the first 10 years of the service (2008-2017), a total of 2942 people have attended these checks, carried out at the Diagnostic Unit of the Foundation. During 2018, up to 379 people joined the initiative.
These sessions are done through a neuropsychological battery administered by the professionals of the Foundation (neurologists, neuropsychologists and psychologists). Those who wish to have a review, only have to contact Fundació ACE by writing to email@example.com or by calling (+34) 93 444 73 18.
Currently there is still a significant percentage of people with dementia who have not been diagnosed and, therefore, are completely unaware of their situation. For this reason, Fundació ACE wants to raise awareness among the population about the importance of knowing their cognitive performance.
Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's or other types of dementia, early diagnosis is a key tool to delay the symptoms of the disease and modify its progression in the short and midterm, thanks to different techniques that allow to keep basic activities of daily life for longer. Likewise, early diagnosis gives the possibility of planning and making decisions about the future when the disease is still in mild phases.