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The Matia Gerontological Institute is the unit of Matia Fundazioa dedicated to creating applicable knowledge and its dissemination in society (R+D+i). A unique centre in the Basque Country, with 10 years of experience.

The objective of this Institute is to collaborate in the definition of new models of prevention, care and health, as well as in providing support during the changes associated with ageing and the development of business projects that add value and quality to ageing, creating new solutions based on the knowledge of each of the members of the foundation.

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 Year: 2020 to 2021 - Status: In progress

The carrying out of a specific survey on the living conditions of people aged 55 and over in the Basque Country allows the Basque Government to continue with successive previous studies on the reality of older people in this Autonomous Community.

 Year: 2020 to 2021 - Status: In progress
 Professionals: Nerea Etxaniz, Álvaro Garcia

Within Pasaia Herri Lab, together with the projects (AGASE, HAUSKOR, between Hurkoa and Adinkide and OK at home) and Pasaia City Council as promoter, Etxean Bizi is a fundamental piece in the generation of the necessary conditions, so that elderly people who need support and decide to continue li

 Year: 2019 to 2020 - Status: In progress
 Year: 2019 to 2022 - Status: In progress

At the end of 2019, the 'Dementia in Cultural Mediation' project was launched in Odense (Denmark), an initiative within the framework of the European Erasmus + programme, which seeks to gather information about the different artistic and cultural activities involving people with dementia in four

 Year: 2018 to 2019 - Status: Finished
 Year: 2018 to 2019 - Status: Finished
 Year: 2016 - Status: In progress
 Year: 2015 to 2016 - Status: In progress
 Professionals: Erkuden Aldaz

Traditionally different names have been used to refer to changes that occur at different ages in cognitive functioning, however, the concept of mild cognitive impairment came about in the 1990s, as defined by Petersen (2004). This concept is currently the most widely used.

 Year: 2015 - Status: Finished
 Professionals: Elena del Barrio, Mayte Sancho

From the Department of Employment and Social Policy of the Basque Government, aware of the important transformation that the society is experiencing as a result of the ageing process, with the collaboration of the Matia Institute technical team, the Strategy for Active Ageing has been developed f

 Year: 2015 - Status: Finished
 Professionals: Elena del Barrio, Mayte Sancho

Quantitative studies on the ageing population of the Basque Country have their origin in the 1993 Senior Survey, conducted under the 1994 Gerontological Plan by the Basque Government.

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