The ceremony took place on October 14 2016, in the Auditorium City of León
Full-capacity attendance in the City of León Auditorium.
Piano duet with vocalist
Old and young from the inter-generational theatre group in Alzheimer León.
Alzheimer León stages the International Mano Amiga Awards for the first time in León.
Recognition from the General Public 5rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards
Mano Amiga Award in the category of individual recognition from the general public which recognizes the work done anonymously by people and groups in favor of those affected: to H.M. Queen Sofia, for their efforts and personal dedication, for decades, to the fight against Alzheimer's. This support set up in the creation of the Queen Sofia Foundation, which has been the initial effort of the Alzheimer Center, a social and health project in which Alzheimer's disease is approached from three different angles: research, education and welfare service. The award aims to reward the continuous work of H.M. Queen Sofia with the associations, their presence in all situations where it is required, as well as support and closeness beyond its institutional agenda.
Category: Imdividual 5rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards.
Mano Amiga Award in the individual category, which recognizes the work of professionals: for Dr. Pablo Martinez-Lage, for his efforts and involvement in research on Alzheimer's disease and early diagnosis. As an example, the 'Know Alzheimer' pioneering initiative that has managed to unite efforts of researchers, health workers and family associations to enhance and share knowledge about the disease.
Category: Institution. 5rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards.
Mano Amiga Award in the institutional category, which recognizes the work of public and private institutions, falls this year in the European Working Group of people with dementia - EWGPWD - Alzheimer Europe. The reason, for its contribution to ensure that the activities, projects and meetings of Alzheimer Europe duly reflect the priorities and views of people with dementia and their efforts for a new image of dementia in society and for people who want to lead an active and independent life under the conditions of dementia. The work of EWGPWD is an example for all the people affected by Alzheimer disease, their families, caregivers and whole society, helping to raise awareness and increasing knowledge about the disease. The award was received by Helen Rochford, vice-chairperson of the EWGPWD and Ana Diaz, representative of Alzheimer Europe.
Category: Institution. 4rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards.
In recognition of his renowned contribution to a better understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease through research into the function of microtubular proteins found in neurons. His outstanding studies suggest that the extra-cellular Tau protein may play a role in the transmission of the pathology detected in Alzheimer’s Disease from the hippocampal region to the cortex.www.ciberned.es
Category: Institution. 4rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards.
In recognition of its decade-long history in the fight against dementias , during which time it has become an international pioneer and reference point in the triple challenge which is Alzheimer’s Disease – scientific , medical and social. The Plan has resulted in an unprecedented effort being made which has resulted in promoting early diagnosis , providing better treatment and care for patients and their families and carers , and which has obtained more effective aid and thus speeded up research.
Category: Named anonymous. 4rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards
Manuel Díez Díez, Basilia’s husband and carer
In recognition of his selfless commitment and exemplary dedication to his wife’s care and welfare for more than 25 years , a period in which he also undertook thorough field work , compiling extraordinary audiovisual data on the evolution of the disease , data which is a valuable and relevant contribution to the promotion of awareness of the disease.
Category: Individual .3rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards
In recognition of his research activities in the field of neuroscience and for his contribution to significant advances in the study of Alzheimer’s Disease and for the launch of national and international schemes which will provide a greater and more precise understanding of thedisease.www.cajal.csic.es
Category: Institution. 3rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards
In recognition of its contribution to awareness and study of Alzheimer’s Disease and for its efforts in the search for risk factors which influence the development of the disease.
Founded in 1811, the Karolinska Institute in Sweden is the largest University institution for Higher Medical Education in the world. It is located in the capital and is associated to the Karolinska Hospital, a university education medical centre.www.ki.se
Category: Named anonymous. Recognition from the General Public 3rd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards
In recognition of her efforts and dedication in the creation of the family members’ association group in Spain and as president in the 90s of one of the first family members’ associations, set up in the city of Salamanca. This association promoted and gave ímpetus to a large number of projects and services for the care of Alzheimer’s sufferers and their families which todaymake up the main network of resources all over Spain for specialised support in the face of this disease.
Co-founder of the Alzheimer’s family members’ association group in Spain.
Category: Institution. 2nd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards.
In recognition of its research into Alzheimer’s Disease and its management of the Centre for Biomedical Research into Neurodegenerative Diseases, known in Spanish as CIBERNED, an organization whose principal aim is monographical research, broadly defined, into neurodegenerative diseases.www.fundacioncien.es
Category: Individual. 2nd Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards
This recipient of an award is a renowned researcher, neurologist and doctor at the University of Barcelona; she is a pioneer in the design of a model for personalized attention for sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease, a model which has been introduced into multi-disciplinary care units and Day Centres to enable the treatment of psychostimulation.
The award is also in recognition of her talent for increasing social and medical understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease, and of her humanity and empathy in dealing with sufferers and their families.www.fundacioace.com
Category: Individual. 1st Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards
Doctor and Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New York and Director of the Fisher Program for Alzheimer’s and the Clinical Core in the Alzheimer’s Disease Centre at the University of New York.
In recognition of his dedication to non-pharmacological research into Alzheimer’s Disease, and as the creator of the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS), internationally recognized as a benchmark for establishing the patient’s true state and for the care it affords to sufferers.This describes the concept of retrogenesis – the sufferer loses physical and mental capacities in reverse order to that in which they were acquired.www.alzinfo.org/reisberg
Category: Institution. 1st Edition of the “Mano Amiga” Awards
Consortium of the Reina Sofía Foundation and the Pasqual Maragall Foundation In recognition of the launch of “Alzheimer’s International 2011, the Year of Research into Alzheimer’s“ ; a platform for presentation of the latest advances in research into Alzheimer’s carried out in two related fields – the Field of Basic and Clinical Research and the Field of Social and Health-orientated Research.www.alzheimerinternacional2011.org