PRESS RELEASE
Villers-Lès-Nancy, 01 october 2018

ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Pharmacists involved in raising awareness among the general public

Alzheimer’s disease affects 900,000 people, with this number expected to increase to 1,200,000 by 2020. This means that within two years, 1 in 4 French people aged over 65 could be directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease (patient or carer). They often feel helpless, stigmatised and isolated in the face of this ordeal.

That’s why, for World Alzheimer’s Day and in partnership with Association France Alzheimer et maladies apparentées, Pharmagest invited pharmacists to take part in an awareness campaign on the disease from 17 to 26 September 2018.

Healthcare professionals had the opportunity to provide information to those aged 40-65 who visited the pharmacy and to challenge preconceptions through a true or false questionnaire integrated directly into their software*. The results of the test were given to those who requested them at the end of the questionnaire.

* Pharmacists equipped with Integrated Portal Management Software (LGPI) 

LA CAMPAGNE IN NUMBERS

  • 3667 pharmacies took part in the campaign
  • 376 people agreed to complete a questionnaire at 284 pharmacies
  • The rate of correct answers to the quiz was nearly 70 % on average
  • People seem to bo less informed about the perception patients have of their condition and the treatments currently available.
  • A quarter of those surveyed left with the answers to the test.

France Alzheimer et maladies apparentées is a national organisation with charitable status. It is part of the Union Nationale des Associations France Alzheimer et maladies apparentées that brings together 96 regional associations. For over 30 years, France Alzheimer et maladies apparentées has worked towards four main goals:

  • supporting patients and their families;
  • educating and influencing the public and the government;
  • contributing to research into the disease;
  • training carers, volunteers and healthcare professionals.

http://www.francealzheimer.org

Le Monde Pharmaceutique is a website with videos made by pharmacists for pharmacists and their staff. This free web TV service offers video training to improve the advice given by staff and boost their performance. It features counter case studies, reminders on diseases and medications, related advice, management and other issues addressed in pharmacies.
www.lemondepharmaceutique.tv
Since 2008, Pharmagest has invested in prevention and awareness-raising in pharmacies by carrying out campaigns to support pharmacists in giving advice. So far, 40 campaigns have been launched, with 65,363 patients surveyed, 6058 participating pharmacies and 12,817 patients screened.
www.connexion.pharmagest.com
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Press Contact Pharmagest :
Julie TERZETTI – Communication Director
Tél : +33 (0)3 83 15 90 23 – julie.terzetti@pharmagest.com

 

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