‘We have been educated on the need for everything has to be perfect.’
Besides a surfer he is a neuropsychologist in the Unity of Movement Disorders at neurology service of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, in Barcelona, where he has been founder of the first unit of multidisciplinary care for Huntington’s disease and coordinator in Spain of the European Network for the Study of Huntington’s Disease (EHDN). He is a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research Sant Pau and performs his clinical work and research focuses on Parkinson and Huntington diseases, mainly on the study of brain mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment and alterations in mood and motivation. He is a frequent speaker at meetings of families of people affected by neurodegenerative diseases to which is dedicated, where attempts to convey the nature of the bio-psycho-social complex that characterizes these diseases and how a better understanding helps in the way to the acceptance of a process incurable to date. He is the author of several book chapters and many scientific publications in journals.