In-MINDD at the 24th Alzheimer Europe Conference

Several In-MINDD team members presented at the 24th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Glasgow from 20-22 October 2014. The Conference focused on “Dignity and autonomy in dementia”. Presentations by In-MINDD partners included the following:

  • Dr Maria Pierce (DCU) presented “Primary Prevention of Dementia: Potential for Alignment with Health Promotion Policy”.
  • Lisa McGarrigle (DCU) poster presentation “Investigating the Construct Validity of a Model of Cognitive Reserve Based on Protective Factors in Dementia”.
  • Dr Susan Browne (GU) presented “Innovative Midlife Intervention for Dementia Deterrence (In-MINDD): a Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial.”

To read more about the Conference click below.


In-MINDD at the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Conference Beijing

Members of the team from In-MINDD partner UM presented at the IPA Conference in Beijing on 23-25 October 2014. Dr Sebastian Kohler chaired a symposium on “Depression and Dementia—What Are The Underlying Pathways?” and also presented on depression and dementia, exploring evidence from epidemiological studies for the role of vascular factors. Kay Deckers presented a poster entitled “Renal function and dementia risk: a systematic review/meta-analysis“. For more details about the Conference click below


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.


By |Publications|February 4, 2015

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.


By |Publications|December 14, 2014

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.


By |Publications|November 27, 2014

In-MINDD plenary meeting and review in Dublin


The In-MINDD team had a very productive meeting in Dublin on 3 November 2014. The In-MINDD feasibility study (which has recently commenced) was a key focus for discussion. The plenary meeting was followed by a review with the Advisory Board on 4 November. The In-MINDD partners were very appreciative of the valuable input received from the members of the Board who participated in the review (Prof Frances Mair, Prof Wilhelm Hasselbring and Prof Miia Kivipelto).

By |Project Event|November 9, 2014

In-MINDD featured in National Alzheimer Society Newsletter

In-MINDD has been featured in the Summer newsletter of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The piece focuses on the main aims of the Project: to verify links between lifestyle in midlife and long term brain health, to develop online tools to assess and support brain health in mid-life and to raise awareness that a healthy lifestyle in mid-life can help reduce dementia risk.

You can access the newsletter here:

By |Press Feature|October 17, 2014

In-MINDD featured in Dutch regional press

Just as the In-MINDD trial commences, the project has been featured in the Dutch regional paper Dagblad De Limburger. Prof Verhey and Dr Kohler from In-MINDD partners UM were interviewed for the piece. The paper is widely read in the Limburg province.

The article called “How do you delay dementia?” (Dutch only) was published on 1 October 2014 and can be found by clicking here.

By |Press Feature|October 2, 2014

In-MINDD Featured in The Irish Times

The In-MINDD Project was recently featured in an Irish Times article, titled EU teams unite in supporting healthy ageing.

The article, published on 6th May 2014, was written by Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, and discussed the In-MINDD project as well as other projects which support healthy ageing. 

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.

By |Publications|April 21, 2014