MIJAS COUNCIL has thanked the Association of Relatives and Patients of Alzheimer’s (AFAM) in Mijas and Fuengirola for its work.
Councillor for Social Services, Mari Carmen Carmona, visited the association’s facilities to show, once again, her support for the organisation which provides help across the municipality. She commented, “we want to thank them for all the good work they do for our society and how they are able to get to places the council can not. Without their work the lives of all these people would be much more difficult.”
Councillor Carmona toured the centre, taking a look at the therapies on offer.She explained, “we know the effort involved in maintaining facilities and services of this nature, so we want to contribute our share of funds. This year we have allocated about €70,000 in subsidies that go either towards family respite, which is vital, or to specific programmes. The council will always show the assocation the gratitude and support of the people of Mijas.”
She added, “apart from the subsidies that we have been able to grant to the association, our task is also promotion. The council will always try to market and promote their fundraising campaigns because we believe that it is important that all we are aware of the cause.”
AFAM has started workshops offering psycho stimulation to patients which are given in the form of group therapy patients in the initial or moderate stage of the disease. The methodology is designed to stimulate memory, language, and orientation.
The association also offers a programme of neuropsychological rehabilitation for cognitive impairment as well as physiotherapy and psychomotricity. The Family Respite service and the Home Help service are two other initiatives offered by the centre, helping Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Councillor Carmona concluded ,”we have a reference point on the Costa del Sol that has managed to win the respect and trust of the whole community because of its work and effort looking after others in a caring and generous manner.”