Publication of the GOIZ ZAINDU study

We are pleased to announce that one of the EU-FINGERS randomised clinical trial, GOIZ ZAINDU, has recently been published in the journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy.

GOIZ ZAINDU (“caring early” in Basque) is a pilot study to adapt the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) methodology to the Basque population and evaluate the feasibility and adherence to a FINGER-like multidomain intervention program. Additional aims included the assessment of efficacy on cognition and data collection to design a large efficacy trial.

One hundred twenty-five participants were recruited (mean age: 75.64 (± 6.46); 58% women). The GOIZ ZAINDU pilot trial has shown that a multidomain lifestyle and risk factor monitoring intervention to prevent cognitive decline in older adults at a high risk of dementia is feasible and reproducible. This experience has successfully demonstrated that the FINGER trial methodology is adaptable to Southern European conditions, including diet, exercise habits, and the health care system

We would like to congratulate the whole GOIZ ZAINDU study team. The Basque team is led by Principal Investigator Pablo Martinez-Lage, with Mikel Tainta Cuezva as main researcher, both from Fundación CITA Alzhéimer.

You can read the open-access paper here:

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