The Project, coordinated by Dr. Maite Garolera, head of the Neuropsychology Unit of Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa, has been designed by neuropsychologists of dependence offices of the CST and by the team lead it by Dr. Petia Redeya of Mathematics Applied and Analysis Department of Universitat de Barcelona; also, it has intervened the Associació Vallès Amics de la Neurologia (AVAN).

The aim of the project is to develop a cognitive training program based on pictures capturated with a digital camera which collects autobiographical episodes that will be used to stimulate the memory of people with dementia risk. The challenge is to create an application to manage the images used in a therapeutic context multimodal cognitive stimulation. In addition, it will be held the first randomized clinical trial to validate this re-testing program.

We expect that results provide scientific evidence of positive impact in cognition of cognitive training programs based on autobiographical re-testing and represent an efficacious strategy for memory improve and people’s functionality who begin to experience a cognitive decline.

In the 2013 edition, dedicated to neurodegenerative diseases, were presented 187 projects, which were evaluated by 99 international scientists specialized in this field based on their quality, methodology and relevance. The management of the evaluation was conducted by l’Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya, of Health Department.

The aid delivery ceremony took place this 30 of October at the Auditorium of the Medical Sciences and Health Academy of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.

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