Miia KIVIPELTO

Nationality Swedish
Year of selection2013
InstitutionKarolinska Institutet
CountrySweden
RiskLife risks

Type of support

AXA Awards

Granted amount

250 000 €

Duration

2 years

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.

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