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EU-FINGERS was presented at the #32AEC conference

The 32nd Alzheimer Europe Conference (#32AEC) “Building bridges” was formally opened on 17 October 2022 in Bucharest, Romania. The conference was held as a hybrid event for the first time ever, with delegates and presenters able to join either on site or online, thus making it as accessible, inclusive and interactive as possible. 544 participants …

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EU-FINGERS holds its General Assembly Meeting in Stockholm

On 21-22 November, the JPND-funded project EU–FINGERS held its General Assembly Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. The event allowed members to meet in person for the first time since the project started in 2020.  Chaired by Professor Miia Kivipelto, the event brought together more than 30 delegates from the EU-FINGERS transdisciplinary consortium counting 11 partners from …

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EU-FINGERS features prominently at the 9th Kuopio Alzheimer Symposium

The 9th Kuopio Alzheimer Symposium was organised this year as a joint event together with the Nordic Memory Clinic Conference on 23–25 August 2022 in Kuopio (Sweden). Sirpa Pietikäinen, member of the European Parliament gave the opening words and welcomed all delegates to the event which attract on average 300 participants annually, including clinicians, nurses, …

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Alzheimer Europe publishes new Dementia in Europe Magazine

Alzheimer Europe has published the 40th edition of its “Dementia in Europe” policy magazine, filled with interesting updates on European and national policy developments in the dementia field, as well as European research projects and other research news. This edition has been published both electronically and in paper format, and its launch coincided with the …

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Members of the EU-FINGERS and LETHE Advisory Boards participate in a new consultation

On 15 and 23 September, Alzheimer Europe (AE) and Karolinska Institute (KI) co-hosted a consultation with the members of the EU-FINGERS and LETHE Advisory Boards respectively. The topic of the meeting was to provide feedback to the CAIDE (Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia) Risk Score. The CAIDE Risk Score is a tool which estimates …

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EWGPWD meets face to face for the first time in over two years

The European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) was launched by Alzheimer Europe and its member associations in 2012. The group is composed entirely of people with dementia, who are nominated by their national Alzheimer associations. They work to ensure that the activities, projects and meetings of Alzheimer Europe duly reflect the priorities and …

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JPND-funded projects meet at the 2022 mid-term Symposium

On 28 April, The European Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) held its mid-term symposium 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. Leading researchers from 30 JPND supported projects gathered for a one-day international scientific meeting to liaise, network and facilitate knowledge exchange and best practices in the field of neurodegenerative disease research. Presented project topics …

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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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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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