Founded in 1988 by Professor Dr. Carlos Garcia, with the designation of APFADA (Associação Portuguesa de Familiares e Amigos de Doentes de Alzheimer), Alzheimer Portugal is a Private Institution of Social Solidarity. It is the only organization in Portugal, nationwide, created more than 30 years ago specifically to promote the quality of life of people with dementia and their families and caregivers.
As a member of Alzheimer Europe, Alzheimer Portugal actively participates in the worldwide and European movement on dementias, seeking to gather and disseminate the latest knowledge about Alzheimer's Disease, promoting its study, investigation of its causes, effects, prophylaxis and treatments.
Alzheimer Portugal is also part of the Saúde em Dialogue Platform, a non-profit association made up of associations of patients, health promoters and professionals and consumers, whose main objective is to give a voice to patients and health users, contributing to the evolution of an increasingly patient-centred health system.
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