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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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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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