Donate your 5x1000 to Onlus "Amici di Casa Insieme" - Fiscal Code 90042930405
Thanks to you, Dott. Andrea Bighinati will be able to continue his research at Onlus "Iret Foundation". Learn more.
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Alzheimer's research is exploring possible interventions on the causes, in order to operate during the phase in which the disease does not show its symptoms, with the purpuse of delaying Alzheimer's appearing and, therefore, opposing its onset and progression.
Remain to be known:
- molecular and cellular mechanisms on which disease cellular alterations operate
- possible therapeutic interventions time window.
Investigations on disease development (before cognitive symtoms appear) represent the core of Alzheimer's research.
In 2016, we carried on seven different "Laboratori Benessere", that is to say itineraries dedicated to at least 60-year-old people that promote healthy lifestyles and, thus, are intended to age properly. Moreover, we experimented a computerised memory-training programme (a Oplon project) which took place online, with other regional centres.
People with dementia and those who attend them are welcomed at Caffè Dolcini, in Mercato Saraceno, whereas in Cesena and Sarsina (at Convivium), once a week, lunch is cooked all together. Otherwise, in order to spend the afternoon together and jog memories, eight different "Laboratori RiattivaMente", that is to say "mind-awakening" laboratories dedicated to those who suffer from Alzheimer's, are organised in Cesena and Valle del Savio.
Is it possible to organise a big sport event in the spirit of wellness as prevention and whose protagonist is Alzheimer's? Yes, it is! We have been organising "Maratona Alzheimer" for six years, that is to say competitive races over different distances (43 km, 31 km and 21 km) and walking races in which everyone can take part. The marathon represents an event that offers the community the chance of an important moment of awareness toward the disease.
Thanks to many people, Institutions and Donor associations' support and due to volunteers and professionals' commitment, Onlus "Amici di Casa Insieme" carried on its awareness-and-fight-against-Alzheimer's activities, beside people with dementia and their families, through prevention interventions on lifestyles and through supporting the research. Our initiatives have been attended by over 340 participants. Now you have the chance to help us too!
Thanks to your donation, a young researcher will be able to dedicate himself to the study of
the cerebral alterations that occur at the cellular level before Alzheimer's symptoms appear, in order
to develop possible therapeutical interventions to counter the disease.