Healthy Aging

Through Internet Counselling

in the Elderly



Collaborative project co-funded by the European Unions' Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under grant agreement No 305374.

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INSERM Toulouse

INSERM U1027 is a joint research unit of INSERM and the University of Toulouse III. The INSERM-University of Toulouse Research Unit UMR1027 has 33 full-time staff with 19 full professors and 4 senior researchers. From 2005 to 2009, the Unit published 749 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Public health analyses include etiological research of age-related disease with a life-course epidemiological approach, assessment of preventive interventions, and prognosis of chronic diseases and disabilities using population-based cohort designs. The team directed by Prof.Sandrine Andrieu ("Aging and Alzheimer's disease, from observation to intervention", evaluated A+ by AERES) will support the present study given the unique experience developed over the years in designing multi-domain interventions for older adults (in e.g. the PLASA and MAPT studies). Working closely with the Toulouse Gerontopole (headed by Prof B Vellas) results from research activities are highly clinically-oriented, allowing their easy and direct implementation into daily clinical practice and, in general, to public health. This network composed of local and regional actors in the healthcare pathway for older persons enables over 30,000 older patients every year to benefit from clinical care and innovations from clinical research. The Gerontopole Research and Clinical Centre and the UMR1027 have allowed the successful design and conduction of large intervention studies.

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