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Alzheimer and the ageing of the brain

As evidenced by the Alzheimer Program, the CCCB shows a special interest in the fact that people suffering from this disease, as well as their relatives and caregivers, are not left outside the cultural activity and continue to enjoy it. We are also interested in knowing, understanding and being aware of the research on Alzheimer. Here you have a list of videos and articles that include both the conferences that have taken place at the CCCB on this subject and the activities developed around the Alzheimer Program.

External memory

Soy Cámara online

Museums and cultural centres have the duty to manage and preserve collective memory. In light of predictions that say roughly 115 million people in the world will have Alzheimer’s by 2050, how should cultural institutions react? What can they contribute? What type of memory do we need now to look to the future? This episode of “Soy Cámara” looks at the CCCB programme of activities and tours for people with Alzheimer’s.

Miguel Chillón

Brain ageing and its therapies

Ageing, a complex biological process entailing progressive functional decline of the organism, is particularly important when it affects the brain. At advanced ages some people have memory lapses or suffer from dementia, while others maintain their cognitive capacities.

Miquel Vila

Pathologies of Ageing: Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease as yet but can it be avoided by slowing down ageing? Lecture by Miquel Vila, ICREA research professor at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).

Pathologies of Ageing: Alzheimer's disease

Lecture by Elena Galea

Will science be able to cure Alzheimer’s, the most frequent neurodegenerative disease? In this lecture, Elena Galea, ICREA research professor at the Institut de Neurociències at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (INc), talks about the molecular causes of Alzheimer’s will be discussed, together with the research programmes and clinical trials being carried out on a worldwide scale, with particular attention to work in Barcelona on projects aiming to find a cure for the disease.

Núria Jar

Accessing a Cultural Experience

CCCB Educació

It has been 20 years and then some, that the architectural ensemble occupied today by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) was the Casa Provincial de Caritat (Provincial Almshouse), a former charity establishment that functioned as a hospice, created in 1802, and that continued as such until the year 1957. This means that [...]

Mònica Muñoz-Castanyer

Mònica Muñoz-Castanyer