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AXA Award on The role of lifestyle in cognitive and everyday functioning at older ages

Miia kivipelto

Nationality Swedish

Year of selection 2013

Institution Karolinska Institutet

Country Sweden

Risk Health

AXA Awards

2 years

250000 €

Research Outline

Miia Kivipelto’s research focuses on prevention and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She developed the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to prevent cognitive impairment.


Her two-years program is based on cognitive training, physical activity and nutritional intervention. It also includes monitoring of lifestyle risk risk factors for later dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will be assessed after 7 years to measure the program’s long-term effects.
The ground-breaking findings will be directly translated for usage by clinicians, the general public and policy makers.

Will we be old and healthy?

Longevity is increasing and that's great news. Yet, how can society face the challenge of an ageing population, with increased risks of Alzheimer's disease, dependency issues, and the costs they all imply?

"The Science of Ageing", a cartoon with L'Express, Chercheurs d'Actu, @chercheursdactu.

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Let’s share the science of living longer

The AXA Research Fund has teamed with the internationally renowned scientific news magazine Scientific American to promote the work of five of its researchers on aging issues, including Miia Kivipelto. > Click here to find out more