Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:20

Millions to keep the brain fit for life

A new innovative pilot project funded by Nordea Fonden shall transform research-based knowledge of how to keep the brain in top form into concrete activities and and also enable researchers to spread out the current knowledge.

 

 

The goal of the project is to help seniors live a more active life for a longer period of time. The project is a collaboration between DGI, the Agency for Culture and Palaces and the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen.

“Research has shown that seniors themselves can do a lot to prevent e.g. dementia. We wish to inspire retired seniors to stay active – physically, mentally and socially. They are in a very important period of their lives where they need to consider new practices and conditions of life. We will contribute with new knowledge on what seniors themselves can do to keep their brains fit. Examples could be discussing with friends, making decisions or exercising, it is all healthy for the brain” explains Associate professor Ellen Garde affiliated to both the MR research section at Hvidovre Hospital (DRCMR) and the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen.