Montserrat Trueta (1932-2018): the celebration of life

Montserrat Trueta

Montserrat Trueta i Llacuna was the patron founder of the Catalan Private Down Syndrome Foundation, a reference point for families and professionals, in both medical, educational, social and professional aspects. The Foundation offers its services to over a thousand families in both psycho-educational and social aspects, and boasts the first preventive medical centre in the world.

The Catalan Down's Syndrome Foundation and Grifols are working together to promote researc

Grifols has donated 150,000 euros to support the Foundation's research effort, designed to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disability. One of the lines of research, in partnership with the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, in Barcelona, focuses on the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, which has a much higher prevalence in people with Down's syndrome.

Video: Families talk

A group of parents of children with Down syndrome share their opinions and feelings. Collaborates: Invest for Children.

Registration is open for the XVI International Conference Barcelona Down

Intellectual disability and cognitive impairment in Down syndrome. From birth to old age.

The Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down organizes the XVI International Conference Barcelona Down, that will be held in Barcelona, 26 to 27 November, with the aim of reflecting and giving a comprehensive view on intellectual disability and cognitive impairment associated with Down syndrome.

 More information, registration form and poster registration.

The effects of EGCG, a substance found in green tea

The medical and scientific committee of the Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down (FCSD) believes that, despite the promising results of the study carried out on green tea, there is not yet sufficient evidence to warrant its widespread use in adults with Down syndrome. In accordance with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), its consumption is not recommended for children under the age of 18.

Now you can get your t-shirts in support of the Foundation!

Erik Nitsch, who takes part in our “Use Your Mornings” program and has previously won art competitions, designed the adult model. Gusti Rosemffet, illustrator and author of the book “Maliko y papá” came up with the illustration for the children’s t-shirt.