The French Department of research, surveys, evaluation and statistics (DREES) publishes their 6th report on the state of the French population’s health

The DREES has just published an inventory on the health status of people in France. This very thorough report, explains in particular that “in comparison to other countries with the same standard of living, health in France appears to be globally good” and” that life expectancy continues to rise, contributing to an ageing population and […]

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Talking to your pharmacist. Guidelines from the French National Authority for Health (Haute Autorité de Santé / HAS).

The pharmacist is an essential participant in the patient’s treatment plan (parcours de soin). Many people think that their mission consists solely in handing out boxes of medication; this is of course completely untrue. At Medissimo, we are well aware that the pharmacist plays a crucial role in ensuring the correct use of medication. This […]

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Initiatives to help the helpers.

There are currently 8.3 million helpers in France supporting an elderly, dependant person on a daily basis. Their tasks are often multiple. They are involved in cooking, cleaning, gardening, washing and dressing, but also keeping them company, walking, talking, discussing the past and maintaining the links with their friends and relations. There is also often […]

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A survey by the Ile-de-France branch of the “Espace de réflexion éthique” (Ethical thought section) on the place of neurodegenerative diseases in our society.

In 2012 the “Espace de réflexion éthique” of the Ile-de-France region surveyed the French population on their knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease. This year, they focused on the position in our society of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. For this, the TNS Sofres institute analyzed on-line conversations on these topics and interviewed a […]

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