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Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona receives the solidarity support of the DomusVi Foundation

The DomusVi Foundation has made a donation of €10,000 to Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona, which will be allocated to a cognitive stimulation project through virtual reality. The solidarity contribution corresponds to the funds raised through the "Caricias para no olvidar" campaign carried out at DomusVi on the occasion of World Alzheimer's Day.

The donation was delivered this Tuesday, November 22, at the Amaya Theater in Madrid, during the DomusVi Foundation Awards gala, which this year celebrated its seventh edition. Lluís Tarraga, president and co-founder of Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona, has attended the event in which the DomusVi Foundation has recognized Ace's social commitment and its contribution to improving the quality of life of people with Alzheimer's, with the delivery of this donation.

With your help,” stated Tárraga, “we will be able to introduce virtual reality into our cognitive stimulation program. We are convinced that technology must be at the service of people. Also people with Alzheimer's."

Cognitive stimulation project with virtual reality

The funds will go to the Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona’s project of cognitive stimulation with virtual reality. A study framed in the line of work of innovative therapies in which Ace has been a pioneer for years. The project seeks to study how virtual reality affects the cognitive stimulation of people with dementia and which techniques or protocols are the most appropriate to encourage people to preserve their autonomy for as long as possible.

The "Caricias para no olvidar" campaign

During this year's World Alzheimer's Day, the different DomusVi centers distributed throughout the country carried out different solidarity activities to raise funds for Alzheimer's research and raise awareness of the emotional needs of people with dementia.

Through the "Caricias para no olvidar" campaign, DomusVi kept a record of all the gestures, caresses, kisses, smiles, and hugs given to residents, which relatives, friends, and caregivers wrote on colored paper and posted on a mural. Once the campaign ended, the Foundation counted all the caresses given and materialized them in a donation of €10,000 to Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona.

From Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona we want to thank all those people who have made the "Caricias para no olvidar" campaign a complete success and to DomusVi for this donation with which we intend to improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer's.

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