On 6 April, members of the EU-FINGERS and LETHE Advisory Boards participated in a joint informative event on the topic of nutrition and exercise.

The event was co-hosted by Alzheimer Europe (AE) and Karolinska Institutet (KI). A first speech was provided by Charlotta Thunborg, from KI, who talked about physical activity, exercise training and strength training and daily activities that could be regarded as low to moderate physical activity. She also discussed the latest research results and gave some suggestion on how to decrease sedentary time. Secondly, Jenni Lehtisalo, from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), covered key aspects of supporting brain health with diet, focusing on practical food choices. She discussed both individual foods and dietary patterns and also some aspects related to healthy aging beyond brain health.

This was followed by a very interactive Questions and Answers session between Jenni Lehtisalo, Charlotta Thunborg and members of the Advisory Boards. The discussions were co-facilitated by Ana Diaz (AE) and Anna Rosenberg (KI). EURO-FINGERS is an EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) project. The project is supported through the following funding organisations under the aegis of JPND – www.jpnd.eu: Finland, Academy of Finland; Germany, Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Spain, National Institute of Health Carlos III; Luxemburg, National Research Fund; Hungary, National Research, Development and Innovation Office; The Netherlands, Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development; Sweden, Swedish Research Council.

The LETHE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 101017405.

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