The GOLGI-CENCI FOUNDATION was created to bring together two worlds: care of the elderly and research.
Indeed, the aim was to create a setting in which to measure up healthcare for the elderly against developments in the research world, with a view to generating knowledge and innovation that might change attitudes and approaches.
The Foundation’s aims, related primarily to neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly and dementia diseases, are:
- to study mental ageing from the neuropsychological, behavioural and social perspectives through longitudinal, population-based studies;
- to conduct research focusing on the biological mechanisms underlying brain ageing, the functional, anatomopathological and biochemical characteristics of this process, as well as the mechanisms and features of age-related and age-dependent diseases;
- to offer the local community assessment services and promote the implementation of new healthcare and treatment models, building on the results of scientific research to improve the quality of life of the elderly.
The Golgi-Cenci Foundation is a non-profit institution recognised as an independent legal entity. It is listed in the Italian National Research Register.