NEWSLETTER n°2                                                                                                            ...
NEWSLETTER n°2                                                                                                            ...
NEWSLETTER n°2                                                                                                            ...
NEWSLETTER n°2                                                                                                            ...
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Wp5 Deliv D5 1 Newsletter 2 Sept 2010

  1. 1. NEWSLETTER n°2 Work Package 5 – D 5.1 RISTOMED NEWSLETTER New e-Services for a Dietary Approach to the ElderlyI NS I DE T H IS I SS U E :• The Project’s evolution……………………………………………………………………… PAGE 1• The first qualitative results: Impact of healthy nutrition on elderly people………………………………………………………………………………………………... PAGE 2• Healthy ageing & New Technologies in Europe…………………………………… PAGE 2• Dissemination Events………………………………………………………………………… PAGE 4September 2010 Italian partners (University ALMA MATER &The Project’s LA SAPIENZA) and Xavier Arnozan Hospitalevolution (Bordeaux, France). The main goal and stakes of the Project andRISTOMED in brief: the importance of respecting patients -As presented in the first Newsletter issue, making sure the study would have athe RISTOMED Project is a Consortium positive impact on their daily lives - hascomposed of 8 partners (4 SMEs and 4 caused a little delay in the evolution. Still,RTDs) that aims at developing a new E- such additional time of reflexion for all theService promoting successful ageing partners has enabled to centre the project‘sthrough the setting of e E-health Service philosophy on the patient and its needs.for the elderly. The European Commission has thus decidedIn the last issue, we presented the to grant the Consortium with a 6 months’Consortium members and main stakes of prolongation in order to maximize thethe Project. study’s outfits and give it a more complete approach.Under current:As we enter the 22nd month of the study,the Consortium currently begins to see the INSERM Paris, 2010first qualitative results and the outline ofinteresting source of information for whathas become a major stake in Europeancountries: healthy ageing & nutrition.Recruitment and study have beencompleted by Charite Hospital in Germanyand are likely to be finalized for both the Last partner meeting in July 2010 in INSERM building in Paris, in presence of the leading Professor Zoubida Charrouf from 1 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2010
  2. 2. NEWSLETTER n°2 Work Package 5 – D 5.1the University of Rabat (Morocco) has given or incomes, depression, restricted dietbirth to a complete, prioritized and (diabete...), loneliness...diversified communication strategy toprepare the publication of the first results If we are now expecting scientific datas onat the end of this year. the improvement generated by a healthy alimentary conduct and its combination with neutraceuticals targeting specificThe first qualitative diseases’ prevention, the study has shown that psychological conditions are positivelyresults: Impact of influenced by a varied diet. In this regards, nutrition and RISTOMED principles’healthy nutrition on spreading appear as necessary to help elderly people resist age-related diseaseselderly people and dysfunctions (as cardiovascular disorders, gut microbiota problems andIt is certainly too early for now to inflammageing...); making “preventivecommunicate on the Project results. Still, medecine” approach a key priority.the study and the humanist approach ofeach centre for recruitment has enabled tocollect very interesting datas on thepatients’ feelings and impressions duringthe study. Overall, most patients havetestified a significant improvement of theirdaily mood and satisfaction on the dietsproposed by the nutritionists in eachcountry.This informationcomes as a realaxis of reflexionfor what hasbecome a majorstake forEuropean andWorld HealthOrganizations:healthy diet for Healthy ageing &successfulageing. Indeed, New Technologies inmalnutrition of elderly people is a widelyspread phenomenon, as, most of them tend Europeto follow an unvaried diet that does notensure an equilibrated daily intake in The stakes and goals of the RISTOMEDessential nutrients; crucial to maintain the Project are crucial to our society where lifecells’ functions. length has considerably been prolonged thanks to the improvement of living andMany factors may explain why elderly working conditions, medical discoveries andpeople narrow their alimentary behaviour the development of modern communicationincluding health problems, limited social life means... 2 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2010
  3. 3. NEWSLETTER n°2 Work Package 5 – D 5.1Indeed, according to the National Institute European Union Members States; makingof Demographic Studies (INED – the most of renowned scientists’ knowledgewww.ined.fr), life expectancy for European and expertise to improve elderly people’scountries is reaching heights (77.8 years health.old for men on average and 84.5 forwomen). Such figures explain why elderly The datas collected over the last few yearspeople are more and more numerous and by researchers in whole Europe, theraise important problematics: living longer commitment of health bodies and thebut living well...and in which conditions? increasing collaboration between European countries could rapidly lead to massiveHealthy Life Years Indicator shows that discoveries in terms of ageing prevention.elderly people spend the majority of their In addition, the growing number of elderlylast years in poor health conditions. people managing internet (30% inBad eating habits, pollution and stress Germany) and new communication devicescause the body cells’ to oxydate faster; in Europe will certainly lead to theprovoking premature ageing and development of dedicated tools to managedysfunctions. Such disorders lead elderly elderly nutrition and enable them to reallypeople to an important lack of autonomy; enjoy their life extension.thus, preventing them from making thedecisions that concern their lives’organization and affecting their self-development and dignity. Dissemination eventsThe rapid ageing of Europeans makes the 2010responsabilization of the populations apriority as well as raising the public • 20 Feb 2010 Biofach 2010 Nurnberg (DE)awareness on the real impact of healthydietary conducts, above all for elderly • 26-28 May 2010 pHealth 2010 Berlin (DE)people: better resistence against illnesses,faster recovery, well-being and pleasure... • 8-9 Jul 2010 Partner Meeting Paris (FR)RISTOMED focus • 5-8 Sep 2010 ESPEN 2010 Nice (FR)aims at offeringa new andcreativeapproach fusinghealthy eatinghabits, newtechnologies Please visit our site www.ristomed.eu forand regular updates and join ourneutraceuticals Newsletter.for the sake ofbetter livingconditions.The Projectintroduces theguidelines toprevent ageingdiseases through dietary conduct apertureand transnational cooperation between 3 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2010
  4. 4. NEWSLETTER n°2 Work Package 5 – D 5.1THE PARTNERS: The SMEs : - ACTIAL Farmaceutica Lda - AISA Therapeutics - LA MAISON DE L’ARGAN - Vox NET The RTDs: - ALMA MATER STUDIORUM University of Bologna - University of Rome "SAPIENZA" - CHARITE Hospital Medicine University - HOPITAL XAVIER ARNOZANContact detailsCoordinator:Fabio BuccoliniR&D - RISTOMED Project ManagerVox Net Società CooperativaVia Paisiello,32 – 00198 ROMA ITALYwww.voxnet.euemail:fabio.buccolini@ristomed.euDISCLAIMER: The sole responsibility for the contents of this newsletter lies with the authors. It does not represent the opinion ofthe European Community. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the informationcontained therein. 4 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2010

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