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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia (unclassified), Subjective memory complaints (SMC) or subjective cognitive decline (SCD), Vascular dementia

Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 2009-2011 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 1260  
Estimated Current Sample Size  
Age at Recruitment 60-77   
Gender Male and Female 

The main objective of the FINGER study is to find out if a multi-domain intervention could prevent cognitive decline among older people. With this intervention we also aim to investigate the effect of the multidomain intervention on disability, quality of life, depressive symptoms, the use of health care services and vascular risk factors.

Participants of the FINGER study have previously taken part in population-based non-intervention studies. They have an increased risk of cognitive decline. At the beginning of the study they are 60-77 years old. The FINGER study enrols approximately 1200 participants in six centers in Finland: Helsinki, Kuopio, Oulu, Seinäjoki, Turku and Vantaa.

Country Finland 
Contact details
Institution name National Institute for Health and Welfare, Universities of Helsinki, Eastern Finland and Oulu, Finland and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Miia Kivipelto 
Contact email Coordinator email: [email protected]; [email protected] PI email: [email protected] 
Contact phone number Tel.: +46-73-99-409-22 
Address National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Public Health Promotion Unit
P.O. Box 30, FI-00271 Helsinki;
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center,
Karolinska Institutet,
Funders (Core support) Academy of Finland
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
The Social Insurance Institution of Finland
La Carita Foundation
Juho Vainio Foundation
Swedish Research Council
The Diabetes Research Foundation
Ministry of Education and Culture

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual physiological, Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular
Biological samples: Blood
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Positron emission tomography (PET) - amyloid, Positron emission tomography (PET) fluorine18 flurodeoxyglucose (FDG)
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Marital status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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