Finlands Akademi
Namn Kivipelto, Miia Karita
Organisation THL
Projektets titel The MUISTIKKO model for preventing dementia and disability
Beslutnr 305810
Beslutsdatum 30.09.2016
Finansieringsperiod 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
Finansiering 299 985
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
Effective dementia prevention is crucial for curbing the rising dementia-related costs. About 1/3 of AD cases worldwide are potentially attributable to modifiable risk factors. Following the success of the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER), the first large, longer-term randomized controlled trial showing beneficial effects of a multimodal lifestyle intervention in at-risk older individuals, the present project took the first steps from trial setting to real-life implementation of a dementia prevention programme. Focus was on the development stage of an operational model for dementia prevention with emphasis on a high-risk primary care approach. The launched operational model provides evidence-based means for early identification of at-risk individuals, sustainable intervention strategies for preventing cognitive impairment and establishes links between the dementia and cardiovascular/diabetes prevention models.