Carlos Torres CruzNeuropsychologist, Neuropsychologist
Title: Alzheimer Mexico: Non-pharmacological treatment center
In Mexico it is still thought that the loss of functionality in old age is something normal, this has led to an underdiagnosis of people with some type of dementia. Many of the people who have dementia are isolated from their context and rarely receive pharmacological and even less non-pharmacological treatment. Alzheimer Mexico is a nonprofit, nongovernmental foundation that cares for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as their relatives. The objective of the conference is to share the experience of a day center specialized in comprehensive non-pharmacological treatment. Since 2004, Alzheimer Mexico has provided comprehensive non-pharmacological treatment so that patients can have a better quality of life, as well as preserve independence for as long as possible, based on a multidisciplinary work model that includes Neuropsychology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Geriatric Care, and Nursing, each of these disciplines offers its knowledge for the benefit of patients and their relatives. After 18 years of experience, Alzheimer México is a reference center at a national level for the non-pharmacological treatment of dementia. It currently has a day center, a platform that offers activities for patients and their caregivers and holds an annual event in which it seeks to disseminate useful information on dementias, as well as encourage the use of social networks as a source of awareness.
Carlos Torres Cruz is a psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is currently in charge of the Department of Neuropsychology and Psychology at Alzheimer Mexico. He is the CEO of HumanaMente, a Neuropsychological and Psychological Care Center, and also a Professor in the Latin University Department of Psychology