A new publication about the EU-FINGERS project has been launched as a supplement to the 43rd edition of Alzheimer Europe‘s policy magazine, “Dementia in Europe”. Both publications coincided with the first day of the 33rd Alzheimer Europe Conference (33AEC), in Helsinki and all delegates received a copy of the magazine and EU-FINGERS supplement in their conference bags. EU-FINGERS is a project funded by the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), the largest global research initiative aimed at tackling the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases. EU-FINGERS is a multinational interdisciplinary consortium that has been growing since its launch in 2020 and is part of the global World-Wide FINGERS® network of multidomain trials for dementia risk reduction and prevention.
The supplement starts with a general description of the project. Miia Kivipelto, the project leader, shares the vision behind the project and her enthusiasm for this important topic. After that, you will get an overview of the tools and methods the group has been developed in the area of brain health and prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia. Prevention and risk reduction of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are relatively new research areas, which are rapidly growing. This research field can greatly benefit from input from the general public, people with an interest in the topic and people experiencing cognitive problems or living with early-stage dementia. The supplement also includes a section on how the EU-FINGERS Advisory Board was build and how it brings a unique perspective and actively and meaningfully contribute towards several aspects of the project.
You can download the EU-FINGERS supplement, here: https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/sites/default/files/2023-10/dementia_in_europe_magazine_issue_43_october_2023_-_eu_fingers_supplement.pdf