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Registrations are open for the 32nd Alzheimer Europe Conference #32AEC

Alzheimer Europe is delighted to invite you to the 32nd Alzheimer Europe Conference (#32AEC), organised in collaboration with Societatea Română Alzheimer. The in-person conference itself in Bucharest, Romania will take place from 17 to 19 October 2022. This will be a hybrid event, with some carefully selected sessions broadcast for the online audience. The event […]

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Members of the EU-FINGERS and LETHE Advisory Boards participate in an informative event

On 6 April, members of the EU-FINGERS and LETHE Advisory Boards participated in a joint informative event on the topic of nutrition and exercise. The event was co-hosted by Alzheimer Europe (AE) and Karolinska Institutet (KI). A first speech was provided by Charlotta Thunborg, from KI, who talked about physical activity, exercise training and strength

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FINGER-NL has started: a study on the effects of lifestyle interventions on cognition

January 27th marks the official start of FINGER-NL, a two year long intervention study researching the effect of a combination of life style interventions on the cognitive abilities of elderly people. In the FINGER-NL study, which is part of the overarching national MOCIA project, five Dutch research institutes join forces to one multi domain lifestyle

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EU-FINGERS showcased at 31st Alzheimer Europe Conference

The 31st Alzheimer Europe Conference (#31AEC), “Resilience in dementia: Moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic”, was held online from 29 November to 1 December 2021. Over 600 participants, from 38 countries, attended the conference, which boasted almost 300 speakers sharing their research, projects and experiences in an atmosphere of collaboration and solidarity (160 oral presentations, 137

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EU-FINGERS held the 2021 General Assembly e-meeting

On 18 November, the EU-FINGERS Consortium held the 2021 General Assembly (GA) e-meeting, in which all partners of the consortium actively participated. During the e-meeting chaired by Professor Miia Kivipelto, EU-FINGERS partners presented their research progresses, exchange ideas and discussed ways forward. The discussion included findings from the WW-FINGERS SARS-Cov-2 survey, items of scientific dissemination,

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Prof. Miia Kivipelto is awarded the 2021 Melvin R. Goodes Prize

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has named Professor Miia Kivipelto, Scientific Coordinator of EU-FINGERS, as the recipient of the 2021 Melvin R. Goodes Prize. Introducing the award, Nancy Goodes said, “We are delighted to present this year’s Goodes Prize to Professor Kivipelto, whose monumental work with the FINGER trial has transformed how we view lifestyle interventions

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EU-FINGERS Advisory Board meets in February and March

EU-FINGERS Consortium, funded by JPND, kicked off in 2020 with the aim of advancing preventive strategies for risk reduction and prevention of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s dementia. An important outcome of this consortium will be the “Multimodal Precision Prevention Toolbox”. This Toolbox will include different tools enabling the next generation of clinical trials, to identify precision prevention

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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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