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Adeje to open new centre for alzheimer sufferers 

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Alzheimer sufferers in the Adeje municipality are to receive invaluable help from a new day care centre.

The facility is to be set up in Adeje cultural centre and will operate Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm. It will cater for 30 people with moderate or mild dementia and will have three qualified professionals as part of the team.

The news has been welcomed by Adeje council as part of an initiative launched by Tenerife Cabildo with the help of alzheimer organisations.

In addition to caring for the patients, the new centre will provide training for relatives. Families are already being invited to apply for a place through the local department for care of the elderly or the alzeheimer’s association AFATE.

Cabildo vice-president, Aurelio Abreu said he wanted to highlight the magnificent work carried out by Social Services in Adeje which had been one of the municipalities most interested in joining the network of centres.

He said it would meet a real need in society as alzheimer’s created a very big burden on sufferers and their families and it would be able to relieve some of the pressure.

The facilities in the cultural centre are currently being adapted to suit the needs of the patients and it is hoped to start the service as soon as possible.