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:

In-MINDD publication published in Neurology and reported in popular press

The In-MINDD team from Maastricht University have recently published an article in Neurology. The paper was entitled “Dementia risk in renal dysfunction. A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.” Many congratulations to the authors, led by Kay Deckers.

The journal’s press release can be found here. You can also see related reports in the popular press here and here.

By |Project Event|December 23, 2016

In-MINDD featured on Flexaging website

The In-MINDD LIBRA profiler and score are featured on the Flexaging website as one of 4 top instruments that can be used to assess dementia risk. For more information see here.

In-MINDD at IPA International Conference

Dr Seb Kohler from the University of Maastricht presented on In-MINDD at the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Congress in Berlin on 15 October 2015 (“Balancing Cure with Care, Advances in Late Life Mental Health”). Dr Kohler presented “Development and validation of a new index for quantifying a brain-healthy lifestyle: The Innovative Midlife Intervention for Dementia Deterrence (In-MINDD) study“. For more information about the event, see here.

By |Project Event|October 15, 2015

50 Dementia Experts Attend In-MINDD Policy Symposium in Dublin

The In-MINDD team hosted the project’s Policy Symposium in Dublin on 1 and 2 October.  Fifty dementia experts from across Europe attended the meeting. Insightful presentations were given by Dr Edo Richard, Jurgen Scheftlein (EU Commission), Prof Alina Solomon and the In-MINDD team. Attendees also participated in round-table discussions over the 2 days, examining how dementia prevention should be translated into policy. The event was a great success, in particular the breakaway sessions generated lively discussion and engagement between different stakeholders. Key themes were captured by rapporteurs from the In-MINDD team and will be analysed and included in the project’s reports and publications.

By |Project Event|October 7, 2015

In-MINDD Newsletter Autumn 2015

The third edition of the In-MINDD project newsletter (Autumn 2015) is now available. The newsletter includes an update on our work in relation to dementia risk factors, the latest from our feasibility study, reflections from the Project Coordinator and much more!

To access the newsletter click here

By |Project Event|September 24, 2015

In-MINDD at IJCNN and BICOD Conferences

Jim O’Donoghue from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, School of Computing, DCU, presented at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) in Killarney, Ireland on 14 July 2015. The presentation was entitled “A Configurable Deep Network for High-Dimensional Clinical Trial Data” and will be published shortly in the conference proceedings. Jim also presented “A Framework for Selecting Deep Learning Hyper-Parameters” at the 30th British International Conference on Databases (BICOD) on 7 July 2015. The BICOD paper is already published in the Data Science Chapter of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Click here to view: DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20424-6_12





By |Project Event|September 14, 2015

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.

By |Publications|August 17, 2015

In-MINDD Meeting April 2015

The In-MINDD team held a very productive meeting in Maastricht on 16 and 17 April 2015. There were in-depth discussions and updates about the In-MINDD feasibility study and the team also focused on publications and plans for the final project conference.


By |Meeting|April 29, 2015

In-MINDD partner GU at North American Primary Care Group Annual Meeting

Members of the team from Glasgow University (GU) attended and presented at the North American Primary Care Group Annual Meeting in New York on 21 – 24 November 2014. Dr Susan Browne presented “Innovative Midlife Intervention for Dementia Deterrence (In-MINDD): A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial” and Prof Kate O’Donnell delivered a workshop on “Using Normalization Process Theory to Understand Why Complex Interventions Are (or Are Not) Implemented”. The event presented a valuable opportunity to spread the In-MINDD message to a broad audience and engage with colleagues in the US and Canada in particular. For more information about the event, click below.