Carmen Lage, MD, PhD
We need to fight the general belief that 'nothing can be done' for people with cognitive disorders and encourage social and political initiatives that help to prevent dementia.
Behavioral neurologist in the Cognitive Disorders Unit at the Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital (Santander, Spain), where clinical assistance and research activity are integrated, with the aim of achieving an earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Joanne K Rowling
Words of Strength
Awareness of being part of everything.
To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, we need to fight the general belief that 'nothing can be done' for people with cognitive disorders and encourage social and political initiatives that help to prevent dementia.
Carmen is part of a team that is currently conducting a community-based project which recruits healthy elder volunteers. This helps them to develop new diagnostic approaches to detect preclinical Alzheimer's disease and to offer preventive strategies to people who are at risk of dementia.
As an Atlantic Fellow, Carmen aims to promote new initiatives which engage people from her community in healthier lifestyles, and to implement the necessary infrastructure to get an earlier diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Dementia is an underdiagnosed entity in our country, which hinders an appropriate distribution of economic and social resources.
Carmen received her medical school training from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. She trained as a neurologist in the Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital in Santander, Spain, where thereafter she specialized as a behavioral neurologist and obtained her PhD in Medicine and Health Sciences.