FINGERS Brain Health Institute is an independent international research Institute for brain health, established in Stockholm, Sweden in February 2019. The Institute will carry out clinical research to promote brain health and prevent cognitive impairment and dementia.
The Institute will work towards bridging the gap between innovative clinical research on brain health and the translation of the results into broad patient value with a focus on personalized treatment methods.
The research activities are based on Professor Miia Kivipelto´s groundbreaking scientific results from the clinical FINGER-study. FINGER (Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability) is the first published study which has shown that modifications of several lifestyle factors can prevent cognitive failure and the development of dementia in several risk groups.
The institute will focus on the maintenance of brain health through prevention, early detection and intervention for different forms of cognitive impairment and dementia. More than 200 failed global clinical pharmacological studies against Alzheimer´s disease give little hope for finding an efficient drug near term. Therefore novel, holistic and multidisciplinary approaches are needed for the maintenance of an adequate brain health. This insight has led to the formation of FINGERS Brain Health Institute.
”As a result of the planned clinical research based on the FINGER-study, we believe that we can prevent at least 30 per cent of all Alzheimer´s cases through modifications of different lifestyle factors. The approach has the potential to delay the onset of the disease and offer additional years without dementia”, says Professor Miia Kivipelto, initiator of FINGERS Brain Health Institute and responsible for the FINGER-study and the global World Wide Fingers network".
Fingers Brain Health Institute
c/o Stockholms Sjukhem
102 26 Stockholm