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The EU-FINGERS Advisory Board kicks off its activities

The EU-FINGERS Advisory Board, composed by persons with interest in or affected by memory disorders, started its activities, by discussing the concepts and terminology of prevention of memory problems and dementia. The Advisory Board discussions help the EU-FINGERS Consortium to improve the way the research activities are conducted and disseminated. Prevention and risk are relatively …

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New results from the FINGER study show the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in older adults

How have social distancing measures affected older individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic? Recent research led by Prof. Miia Kivipelto’s team provides some important insights – there were several negative effects but at the same time many lifestyles and behaviours did not substantially change during the first wave of the pandemic in Finland, and some even …

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EU-FINGERS held the 2020 General Assembly e-meeting

On December 14, the EU-FINGERS Consortium held the 2020 General Assembly e-meeting*, in which all partners of the consortium actively participated. During the e-meeting, EU-FINGERS partners presented their research progresses and discussed ways forward. The discussion included the use of digital technologies and e-health solutions as part of EU-FINGERS’ methodology enabling tailored interventions for risk …

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Professor Miia Kivipelto is awarded the 2020 Ryman Prize

The award recognises Professor Kivipelto’s more than 20 years of research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Professor Kivipelto, Scientific Coordinator of EU-FINGERS, was awarded the prize by the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, at a special ceremony in Auckland, New Zealand. Professor Kivipelto …

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EU-FINGERS showcased at 30th Alzheimer Europe Conference (#30AEC)

The 30th Alzheimer Europe Conference (#30AEC), “Dementia in a changing world”, was held online from 20-22 October 2020. Almost 800 participants, from 42 countries, attended the conference, which boasted 260 speakers and 100 poster presentations, sharing their research, projects and experiences in an atmosphere of collaboration and solidarity, against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Dementia in Europe issue 34 published as an e-magazine

Alzheimer Europe has published the 34th edition of its “Dementia in Europe” policy magazine in an electronic format. The third section of the magazine, Dementia in Society, includes a commentary piece with Professor Gill Livingston, the lead author of “Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission”, who outlines how best to …

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Survey launched to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic effects in older adults

The EU-FINGERS Consortium has launched a survey to monitor the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic effects in older adults at risk of dementia, in terms of changes in lifestyle, behaviour, and mental wellbeing. Restrictions enforced in many countries during the COVID-19 pandemic may have both short- and long-term effects on the risk factors relevant for cognitive impairment …

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Interview with Professor Miia Kivipelto published in the Dementia in Europe magazine

Alzheimer Europe has published the 33rd edition of its “Dementia in Europe” policy magazine in an electronic format, for the first time. This decision was taken earlier in 2020, in light of some of the uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on service-providers. The first section of the magazine highlights some of the …

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New JPND-funded EURO-FINGERS Consortium kicks off

On March 11, the new EURO-FINGERS (EU-FINGERS) Consortium started with an online meeting*, where all consortium partners were able to actively participate from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Spain and the Netherlands. The consortium planned its forthcoming research activities within the landscape of the global COVID-19 pandemic. EU-FINGERS is led and coordinated by Miia Kivipelto, …

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