On 2nd June 2016 Katarzyna Hess-Wiktor represented SCI at the IVth International Symposium “Avances en la investigación sociosanitaria en la enfermedad de Alzheimer” (“Advances in psychosocial research in Alzheimer’s disease”) in Centro de Referencia Estatal de Atención a Personas con Enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras Demencias (IMSERSO) in Salamanca, Spain.
The symposium gathered representatives of Spanish national and regional dementia and Alzheimer’s-related organisations. Among the invited speakers were guests from Argentina, Portugal and Sweden, as well as the Deputy Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Johan Vos.
The conference focused on the demographic aspects of dementia diseases, with special regards to Spain and Portugal, as well as in the global perspective. The closing session consisted of presentations of architectural and design adaptations for people with dementia, with examples from Spain and Portugal.