The GNA offers patients, family members and caregivers who participate in the different GNA research projects, educational and social support programs.
Because most of our research aims to the study of neurodegenerative, progressive and incurable diseases that often arrive as a catastrophe in the most productive age of life, we decided from the origins of the GNA, to accompany our activities of research, teaching and assistance with programs, support groups, training, education, recreation and interdisciplinary attention focused on meeting the needs of patients, family members and caregivers who participate in our research processes.
These activities began informally from the Group’s first research projects in the 1990s but were strengthened by the “NO ME OLVIDES” programs in the 2000s financed by the Rotary Club “Medellin Occidente” in collaboration with the Rotarians of Luxembourg; and later in 2013, with the program of the Initiative for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s “API COLOMBIA” that structured a more diverse program of activities.
The value of social programs became more relevant when we discovered that we should provide accompaniment and palliative care to the community’s ailments that we could not prevent or cure, helping them to understand diseases and offering the most appropriate and timely care to improve their quality of life, because these ailments affected in a catastrophic way not only the patients, but also to their entire family and social group.
In Neurosocial, we are motivated to create a close relationship between the GNA and the community we study, understanding that patients need researchers and researchers need patients in order to develop research projects that allow finding solutions to their ailments, because we believe that ” TOGETHER WE CAN”.