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AAIC 2023 and World-Wide FINGERS network meeting

By July 21, 2023August 25th, 2023Events3 min read

Looking back at AAIC 2023 in Amsterdam, we are happy for the fantastic opportunities for our teams to share their latest findings, and for all the interesting conversations and presentations we took part of!

A top highlight was of course the World-Wide FINGERS network meeting, arranged together with Alzheimer’s Association in connection with the conference. Over 100 network member representatives attended in person and several joined online – a great opportunity to meet and share experiences and insights. The World-Wide FINGERS network has been growing steadily since it was established in 2017 and now includes research teams from 60 countries around the world.

FBHI and the Nordic Brain Network team were happy to share the following findings during AAIC:

  • The role of nutrition and metabolic regulations in multidomain trials för dementia risk reduction: findings from FINGER and FINGER 2.0 studies (Miia Kivipelto, presentation in Featured Research Session)
  • Impact of genetic risk in multidomain lifestyle preventive interventions (Alina Solomon, presentation in Featured Research Session)
  • Psycho-social impact of the diagnostic work-up at a specialized, fast-track memory clinic (Alara Abaci, poster)
  • Prevention of Alzheimer’s by a Multimodal Lifestyle Protocol – Working-mechanisms for Memory Gains: Mouse-PAW (Vilma Alanko, poster)
  • Association between poor periodontal health and 15-year risk of incident dementia (Sam Asher, virtual poster)
  • e-FINGERPRINT Pilot Study: Assessing the feasibility of digital data collection and multidomain lifestyle guidance towards the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia (Parthenia Giannakopoulou, poster)
  • Diurnal cortisol, neuroinflammation, and neuroimaging visual rating scales in memory clinic patients (Jasper Holleman, poster)
  • Adherence to healthy lifestyles during a multidomain lifestyle intervention and extended follow-up among at-risk population – the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) (Jenni Lehtisalo, poster)
  • Nutritional intake and adherence to dietary recommendation for patients with prodromal Alzheimers disease within a multimodal lifestyle trial (Nicholas Levak, poster)
  • Alzheimer’s disease biomarker profiling in a memory clinic cohort without common comorbidities (Anna Matton, poster)
  • Health care service use in the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) during an extended follow-up period (Tiia Ngandu, poster)
  • Digitally supported lifestyle program to promote brain health among older adults (LETHE pilot trial) – Study design and progress (Anna Rosenberg, poster)
  • Blood biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease as predictors of eligibility for disease-modifying treatment (Anna Rosenberg, poster)
  • Alzheimer’s disease genetic risk score and neuroimaging biomarkers in the FINGER multidomain lifestyle randomized controlled trial (Gazi Saadmaan Hossain, poster)
  • Association between physical function and neuroimaging measures in a 2-year multidomain lifestyle randomized controlled trial (Ruth Stephen, poster)
  • Sleep disturbances, cortisol, and neuroimaging correlates among memory clinic patients (Charlotte Sørensen, poster)
  • Importance of individual dietary factors for cognitive performance in the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability, FINGER (Kerttu Uusimäki, poster)