Queen Sofía of Spain awarded for becoming Global Ambassador

15 May 2019 – ADI's Chief Executive Paola Barbarino presented Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain with an award for becoming ADI’s Global Ambassador at the 3rd Dementia Forum X meeting at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

Queen Sofía is also Executive President of Fundación Reina Sofía and Honorary President of Confederación Española de Familiares de Enfermos de Alzheimer (CEAFA), the national Alzheimer association and member of ADI in Spain, which is working closely with the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare to develop the National Alzheimer's Plan 2019-2023. 

The ceremony took place after it was announced last year that Queen Sofía would become an Honorary Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in recognition of her personal commitment to dementia research and care globally.  

Pictured: Paola Barbarino, ADI's CEO awarding Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain for becoming a Global Ambassador. 

Paola was delighted to present Queen Sofía with the award, stating: “We are deeply honoured by Her Majesty’s acceptance of this role. Queen Sofia’s committment to dementia over the years has been a crucial factor in raising awareness and combating stigma and we look forward to continue our work in this direction strengthened by Her Majesty’s patronage”.

The support of Global Ambassadors is important to ensure that collaborative, global action is taken to achieve the targets of the WHO’s global action plan on the public health response to dementia, and to support the global transformation of awareness for people living with dementia and their care partners everywhere.

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