Alzheimer's and Mindfulness Congress Program

From September 21 to 23, 2018


The spectacular results of the investigation of the application of Mindfulness to the Conservation of Cognitive Abilities in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Dementias, focal point of the Congress

Friday, September 21, 2018

(World Alzheimer's Day)

  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Congress opening session
  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Opening lecture "Alzheimer and Mindfulness"
    University of La Laguna: Doctor Domingo Quintana.

  • 8:00 p.mPerformance of "Ballugall"  musicians (Mindful Concert)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • 9:00h - 10:00h. Research Presentation "Mindfulness in Alzheimer's patients"

University of La Laguna: Doctor Domingo Quintana.


  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Conference "Effects of a Mindfulness program on people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers"

AFA Alicante: Esther López Baeza & Irene Torres Cano


  • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Coffe-Break
  • 11:30 - 12:30 a.m.  Conference "Mindfulness and Families"

University of València: Ausiàs Cebolla Martí


  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Practical workshop

University of València: Ausiàs Cebolla Martí



  • 4 p.m - 5p.m. Conference "The experience of the caregiver"

Family caregivers from La Laguna: Isabel Hernández Negrín


  • 5 p.m - 6 p.m. The experience of Mindfulness in AFAMA

AFAMA: Maria Morro & Ma. Magdalena Crespí


  • 6 p.m - 6.30 p.m. Coffee-break
  • 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m. Practical workshop
  • University of La Laguna: Doctor Domingo Quintana.


Sunday, September 23, 2018


  • 9 -10 a.m. Presentation of the Alzheimer and Mindfulness Courses for users, family and health sector
    Universitat Illes Balears: José Luis-Reig


  • 10 - 11 a.m. Conference "Caring for the caregiver"

Francisco Gázquez Rodríguez. Psychologist, professor and mindfulness expert



  • 11 -12 a.m  Mindful eating. Importance of conscious nutrition". Practical workshop

Universitat Illes Balears: José Luis-Reig


  • 12 a.m -1 p.m. Roundtable and conclusions

    With the participation of all the speakers.


  • 1 p.m - 2 p.m.. Closing mindful concert. Ballugall musicians

Program of the Alzheimer and Mindfulness  Congress (Spanish):

Requested accreditation
Requested accreditation

Launch for the First Congress of Alzheimer and Mindfulness

Congress opening on September 21st, 2018

Minister of Health of the GOIB receives AFAMA and members of the Congress organization
Minister of Health of the GOIB receives AFAMA and members of the Congress organization

The I Congress of Alzheimer and Mindfulness has obteined the involvement and support of key institutions, such as the Health Department of the GOIB (Government of the Balearic Islands).

In the meeting held between AFAMA and the Minister of Health, Patricia Gómez, progress was made in institutional support for this pioneering event at a European level that aims to improve the quality of life of Alzheimer's patients, as well as their caregivers.

One of the central milestones of this event will be to disseminate the hopeful results obtained in clinical research that evidenced stop of cognitive deterioration in the early stages of Alzheimer's thanks to a mindfulness-based training.

Different media such as EuropaPress or La Vanguardia have already echoed the news.

This Congress is part of the program of activities "Pollença Mindful City".

Alzheimer and Mindfulness Congress goals


Alzheimer and Mindfulness Congress
Alzheimer and Mindfulness Congress
  1. Spreading both the health and social sectors, caregivers and the general population, the medium and long-term benefits for Alzheimer's patients from the practice of an adapted program of mindfulness.
  2. Reduce the suffering of caregivers, especially family members, through simple mindfulness practices of proven effectiveness, supervised by professionals of this research group.
  3. To provide the scientific community and the health sector with new tools of proven efficacy and excellent cost/benefit ratio in the management and improvement of the management of Alzheimer's disease.