PERSONALISED PREVENTION OF COGNITIVE DECLINE IN AGEING
Dr. Esther Aarts
Recorded during: The 2020 TechMed Event | more info
Date recording: 26 October 2020
How can we Maintain Optimal Cognitive function In Ageing (MOCIA)? The MOCIA programme aims at being able to signal an increased risk of cognitive decline and to improve prevention by developing a personalised lifestyle intervention. The 7-year project is funded by the NWO crossover programme and just started in September 2020. As part of a global initiative, we will be testing a multi-domain lifestyle intervention in Dutch older adults. We will focus on individual differences, predictive factors, biological mechanisms, behavioural change and e-Health technology, with the ultimate aim of offering elderly people a personalised intervention at home.
Here, I will not only explain our MOCIA plans, but I will also explain how we envision that this topic of personalised prevention can contribute to the innovation capacity of the region.