Alzheimer-Down Unit

In collaboration with Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down Life expectancy in people with Down syndrome has increased significantly over the last few decades, currently reaching an average of 65 years of age. This tremendous success has unfortunately led to the emergence of new aging-related medical issues, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, in this population. Down syndrome can … Read more

Advanced Therapies

In the Sant Pau Memory Unit, we have a team that is specifically dedicated to the development of advanced therapies that are offered through clinical trials. This team consists of neurologists, neuropsychologists and a research nurse. Their aim is to offer new drugs under development to all patients that could potentially benefit from them. Most … Read more

Translational Research

The multidisciplinary nature of the Sant Pau Memory Unit has favored the development of translational research lines that aim to bridge the gap between bench and clinic. Consequently, many of the results from these research lines have an immediate impact on clinical practice. Biomarkers This research line is focused on the identification and characterization of … Read more

SPIN cohort

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Sant Pau Initiative on Neurodegeneration 1. What is the SPIN cohort? The main objective of the SPIN cohort (Sant Pau Initiative on Neurodegeneration) is to widen our knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal lobe degeneration, through the study of biochemical and neuroimaging markers (also known as biomarkers). This … Read more

Molecular Genetics

Our Molecular Genetics Unit is focused on understanding the genetic causes underlying neurodegenerative disorders, and developing new genetic-based biomarkers to aid in disease diagnosis and prognosis. To accomplish this, we use state-of-the-art genetic tools such as next-generation sequencing, ddPCR, etc. applied to patients that have been diagnosed and followed-up by our memory clinic team. We … Read more