Mayte Sancho, patron saint of Matia, chosen among the 50 world leaders of the #HealthyAgeing50 initiative of the United Nations and WHO


Mayte Sancho was one of the 50 people chosen from more than 500 applications submitted. El Director General de la OMS y otros responsables de organizaciones como la International Federation on Ageing (IFA), reconocieron el papel de liderazgo ejercido por los líderes seleccionados en el ámbito de la mejora de la salud y el bienestar de las personas mayores As the United Nations points out, the world's population currently lives an...

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Imagen ponentes de la Jornada "Arte y cultura, una ventana al sentido de vida en la demencia"

Matia organises a pioneering conference on art, culture and dementia at the Donostia Aquarium


The meeting serves as the closing event of the European project DCUM, an initiative that over three years has explored artistic and cultural practice in the field of dementia in four EU countries: Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. During the event, a group of people with dementia, their families and carers were able to enjoy various photography and dance activities. On 8th June, the event "Art and culture, a window to the...

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Matia and ACP Gerontology launch a new material with guidelines aimed at promoting good treatment of people in care.


Elder abuse remains a hidden and invisible issue for which we have little or no data to guide us as to its real magnitude. This resource is part of a collection of 5 care-related pathways that are developed under the Person-Centred Care approach. Between 2019 and 2030, the number of people aged 60 and over is expected to increase by 38%, from 1 billion to 1.4 billion, outnumbering the world's youth. This is therefore a phenomenon of...

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Experts call for unblocking change in the care field


The current draft agreement proposed by the government, with its lights and shadows, represents a qualitative leap forward compared to the model that still prevails in the sector. However, it seems that so far the necessary consensus has not been reached to move forward from different realities towards the same purpose. This group therefore demands that political leaders promote and lead this necessary cultural change, reaching the necessary...

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Leading Alzheimer's and older people's organisations call for political commitment against Alzheimer's disease


• Twelve leading organisations in the field of Alzheimer's and the elderly join forces to make this disease a priority and to make every effort to find a definitive solution.  • #CommitmentAlzheimer's calls for Alzheimer's disease and dementias to be a political priority, for specific funding to be earmarked for research and for the implementation of the Comprehensive Alzheimer's Plan.  • In addition, the organisations are...

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We are looking for a Social Researcher


Matia Instituto, the Matia Institute for Gerontological Research, is looking for a social researcher to work in Donostia or Madrid. We offer a full-time, permanent contract. Duties: Design, planning, management, development and coordination of research, intervention and evaluation projects in the field of gerontology. Search for calls for proposals for the development of projects. Carrying out quantitative and...

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