Mano Amiga Award in the institutional category, which recognizes the work of public and private institutions.
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.