To reach our aim, a multidisciplinary – interventional, mechanistic, and behavioural – approach will be used in four closely interacting scientific work packages that build on each other’s findings. WP5 deals with implementation and knowledge utilisation, and WP6 with programme management. You can read more about the work packages below.
The primary objective of FINGER-NL is to investigate the efficacy of an optimized personalised 2-year multi-domain lifestyle intervention on cognitive performance in older adults at risk of cognitive decline.
In WP2 we aim to find easy, cost-effective, non-invasive ways to predict cognitive decline in an early stage and to predict the response to a lifestyle intervention response to prevent cognitive decline.
Although beneficial effects of multi-domain lifestyle interventions on cognition in older adults have been shown, the underlying mechanisms still remain to be resolved. However, this understanding is important.
WP4 will investigate how to translate the findings of WP1-3 into tangible, meaningful and impactful tools for daily life that support self-management of health in the home environment.
WP5 focuses on optimising knowledge utilisation and implementation by relevant societal and economic partners and ensures proper dissemination of results in science and society.