New article published on validation of the In-MINDD LIBRA score

Congratulations to Olga Schiepers and all the team in Maastricht University for the paper “Lifestyle for Brain Health (LIBRA): a new model for dementia prevention” just published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (DOI: 10.1002/gps.4700). You can access the article here (link:

New Article Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

A new article entitled “Depression, Vascular Factors, and Risk of Dementia in Primary Care: A Retrospective Cohort Study” has just been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The article deals with the relationship between depression, vascular disorders and dementia risk. The lead author is Dr Sebastian Kohler from Maastricht University. You can access the article online here.

New dementia strategy in Ireland

A new strategy for dementia was launched in Ireland in December 2014. The new strategy sets out the key principles that should underpin health and social care services for people with dementia, their families and carers. A number of priority action areas were also identified. Dr Kate Irving of DCU (Coordinator of In-MINDD) was a member of the expert working group advising on the Strategy. For more information click here.


In-MINDD publishes in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry


Members of the In-MINDD team have recently published an article on risk factors for dementia, based on research carried out in the project. The article, which appears in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, was published online on 12 December 2014 and is entitled “Target risk factors for dementia prevention: a systematic review and Delphi consensus study on the evidence from observational studies”.

The article describes the objectives, methods, results and conclusions of the work undertaken in WP1, which culminated in the development of a risk/lifestyle model that can generate an individualized lifestyle for brain health (LIBRA) profile/score.

Congratulations to the authors of the article, which was led by the team from the University of Maastricht. There is a link to the article online here.


Autumn 2014 Newsletter now live

The InMINDD Autumn 2014 Newsletter is now live on our site. Click this link to see the newsletter, or go to our Press Releases and Downloads page to view all our available downloads.


UM Publishes Article

In-MINDD partner UM publishes in National Journal (the Netherlands) Dr Martin Van Boxtel (Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, University of Maastricht) has recently published an article in a national journal devoted to ageing & society (special issue on Brain plasticity and brain training). Dr Van Boxtel’s article deals with the neurological consequences of the ageing process and what we can do ourselves to mitigate this.

In-MINDD at 22nd European Congress of Psychiatry

Research generated by the In-MINDD Project will be presented at the 22nd European Congress of Psychiatry, in Munich, Germany, on 3 March, 2014.

In-MINDD at HIS Conference 2013

The In-MINDD project will feature at the Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2013, on Wednesday, 18th September, 2013.

The title of the presentation is ‘Automatic Mapping of Longitudinal Studies to Medical Ontologies‘, by authors Mark Roantree, Jim O’ Donoghue, Noel O Kelly, Sebastian Koehler, and Martin van Boxtel.

Link to more information about the conference here.

In-MINDD Summer 2013 Newsletter

In-MINDD’s Summer newsletter has been launched, and is available here.

In-MINDD featured in Scottish Conference

A poster describing the In-MINDD study was presented at the Scottish conference of Departments of General Practice and Primary Care in January 2013.