”We can prevent dementia. I believe that more than 30 % of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease is related to factors that can be influenced, such as blood pressure, depression, diabetes and physical activity. This is a conservative estimate.”
– Miia Kivipelto, Professor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology. Karolinska Institutet
FINGERS Brain Health Institute is dedicated to promoting healthy brain aging and preventing cognitive impairment and dementia through innovative multimodal clinical research and rapid translation of results into personalized interventions and clinical practice.
Research activities at the institute will be based on Professor Miia Kivipelto´s groundbreaking scientific results from the FINGER-study (Finnish Geriatric Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability). This clinical study clearly shows that modifications of several lifestyle factors can prevent cognitive failure and the development of dementia in a number of risk groups.
The institute was formed in February 2019 with the financial support from the Swedish Alzheimer´s Foundation, Jonas and Robert af Jochnick and Leif Lundblad.
Professor Miia Kivipelto, Karolinska Institutet and Associate Professor Maris Hartmanis, previously CEO of Medivir AB are the initiators of the institute.
Further financing of the institute´s research activities will be secured through donations from individuals, foundations and companies in close collaboration Vator Securities is working with the institute on a pro bono basis.
For additional information, please contact: Miia Kivipelto, +46-73-994 09 22, or Maris Hartmanis, +46-70-562 86 17