Queen Sofia of Spain becomes ADI Ambassador

05 March 2018 – Queen Sofía of Spain has become an Honorary Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), in recognition of her significant personal dedication to dementia research and care globally.

Queen Sofía is also Executive President of Fundacion Reina Sofia and Honorary President of Confederación Española de Familiares de Enfermos de Alzheimer (CEAFA), the national Alzheimer association and member of ADI in Spain. 

Paola Barbarino, CEO of ADI, was delighted to welcome the Queen as an Honorary Ambassador of ADI, 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”.

Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica, is also an Honorary Ambassador of ADI.

Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia. The support of Global Ambassadors is important to ensure that high level support is achieved for global transformation of the awareness, science and care for 50 million people affected by dementia worldwide.

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