Cindy Birck

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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