Pioneering science for preventing dementia and cognitive decline

Our evidence-based approach is dedicated to providing holistic and personalized solutions that can be implemented rapidly in society.

A non-profit foundation driven to advance research on healthy brain aging and the implementation of dementia prevention strategies

Driven to increase the pace of research on dementia disorders, Professors Miia Kivipelto and Maris Hartmanis established the FINGERS Brain Health Institute (FBHI) in Stockholm, Sweden.

The work at the FBHI is based on Professor Miia Kivipelto´s ground-breaking scientific results from the FINGER study, which is the first published randomized-control trial to show that modifications of several lifestyle factors can slow cognitive decline in later life.

We build upon pioneering research to promote healthy brain aging and prevent cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementia disorders.

Our work takes a multidomain approach, targeting the complex causes of dementia from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, while incorporating multiple intervention strategies and tools in our solutions. FBHI drives towards implementing results in a rapid, holistic, and global manner for the benefit of the general population.

Our areas of focus

Clinical research

Conducting original research using FINGER-inspired multidomain designs, working to investigate the effects of lifestyle and drug interventions on cognitive decline and dementia.

Technologies for research

Integrating technologies in our research to promote global collaboration by facilitating the sharing of data through technological solutions, such as federated databases.

WW-FINGERS Global Scientific Coordinating Center

Advancing the collaboration, harmonization, and optimization of clinical trials for risk reduction and dementia prevention in over 40 countries, via the Scientific Helpdesk.

Rapid research implementation

Undertaking implementation projects across multiple countries, based on the FINGER multidomain model, to inform and support healthy brain aging in a practical and personalized manner.

Our projects

Technologies for research

Data harmonization and utilization of a federated database system to facilitate the sharing and joint analysis of data between research institutes

Clinical research

An innovative, multicenter clinical trial across Finland, Sweden, and the UK, combining pharmaceutical and lifestyle interventions for dementia prevention

World-Wide FINGERS Scientific Helpdesk

The Scientific Helpdesk supports World-Wide FINGERS’ global scientific activities, including network coordination, clinical trial optimization, and joint analysis of data

Rapid research implementation

A multidomain lifestyle service for dementia prevention for older adults living in Sompo care facilities in Japan

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Our collaborators, partners, and supporters

A joint effort is needed to address the challenge of dementia globally. Therefore, we are proud of our collaborators, partners, and supporters.

Learn how you can support our work

We are a Swedish non-profit foundation that is dependent on external donations and grants. There are several ways you can support the work of the FINGERS Brain Health Institute as an individual, foundation, corporation, or other organization.