Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Kivipelto, Miia Karita
Organisation Östra Finlands universitet
Projektets titel The World Wide FINGERS (WW-FINGERS) Dementia Prevention Toolbox
Beslutnr 317465
Beslutsdatum 03.05.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 30.04.2021
Finansiering 250 000
Beskrivning av projektet
Effective prevention of dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD) is a global priority. The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to prevent cognitive impairment and disability (FINGER) was the first large trial showing that a multi-domain lifestyle intervention can prevent cognitive decline in at-risk elderly. The new World Wide FINGERS (WW-FINGERS) initiative will adapt and test the FINGER model in different participant groups and in different countries. This project aims to: 1) Develop dementia prediction tools 2) Use the prediction tools to select participants for WW-FINGERS trials 3) Plan and conduct WW-FINGERS joint trial analyses 4) Study if intervention is more or less effective depending on the participant characteristics 5) Implementing the FINGER model on a multinational adaptive trial platform. The multimodal prevention approach is still new in the AD field. Ultimately, findings will facilitate the formulation of adequate policies and guidelines for dementia prevention.