Call for papers – deadline May 19th

Professor Miia Kivipelto and her collaborators are looking for contributors for their Research Topic in Frontiers in Psychiatry on “the medium and long-term effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures on modifiable risk factors for dementia and cognitive decline: a global perspective”.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected individuals who are at risk of dementia and cognitive decline. Healthcare has been disrupted, lockdowns and quarantine scenarios have created barriers to risk factor control and ongoing dementia prevention trials have been disrupted or delayed. In addition, psychiatric symptoms and disorders may be increased in older persons and those with cognitive impairment due to reduced social contact and anxiety related to the pandemic and risk of infection.

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has differed considerably between countries; each country’s economic, cultural, and social framework has led to a different response, yet it is not yet clear what affect this has on individuals in society. Our new Research Topic aims to examine, from a global perspective, how the ongoing pandemic is affecting adults at risk of cognitive decline and related dementia prevention trials.

We particularly welcome submissions from ongoing research projects that have pre-pandemic data on participants as well as multinational studies with harmonized data collection methods. If you are working in the area of #dementiaprevention and #healthyaging please contact Miia Kivipelto and her team at the FINGERS Brain Health Institute or read more about the special issue here

Please note that the deadline for submission is May 19th.

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