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It was the occasion to present the state of the art of the project and in particular the testing phase related to the edutainment platform (IO2) with a presentation of the results and feedbacks received since the platform was launched. The partners were also able to point some technical feedback about it, in particular about translation and think about way to attract more people on it.

Main topics of the official agenda:

  • Output 2: New Edutainment training module
    Presentation of the state of the art, the testing phase data and the evaluation.
  • Output 3: Guideline on health literature
    Presentation of the collecting inputs from the pilot phase and discussion about the contents and the future action to take.
  • Project management duties and deadlines
    Presentation of the forthcoming project interim report duties and the rules and financial aspect related to the multiplier events
  • Dissemination activities
    Presentation of the project tools (social media, newsletters…), actions plans and results since the launch of the platform.

ACDC project Health Literacy in Europe and cognitive training in people with MCI research was presented by the partner La Sapienza University at the 51° National Public Health Congress organized by the Italian Society of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine and held from 17 October 2018 to 20 October 2018 in Riva del Garda (TN), Italy. The Congress that reached around 800 Public Health professionals (physicians, professors, nurses, midwives, …) at Italian national level, represented an excellent opportunity to illustrate the main objectives of the project, reaching a wide audience of interested people in disease prevention and management.

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"Some Forget, We Do Care”

In occasion of the World Alzheimer's Day, on Friday, 21st September 2018 InterMedi@KT along with the associate Partner Frontizo, organized in Patras a Dementia and Alzheimer awareness-raising local event were ACDC project was disseminated. More than 150 people participated, mostly Senior citizens and caregivers, to the event with the "Some Forget, We Do Care”, chosen in order to sensitize the community on the issues of dementia and the problems faced by families treating people with dementia.

Activities started from Friday morning at the Astir Hotel in Patras, where professionals and volunteers of Frodizo carried out topics such as memory reviews, pressure and glucose measurements in the elderly over 60 years, physical and mental empowerment for the elderly. Instructors from the “Nina Service Dogs” organization, a Thessaloniki-based organization dedicated to the training of assistant dogs, who conducted a pioneering workshop where specially trained helper dogs interacted with the elderly and people with dementia were also hosted.

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