This project studies physical and cognitive functioning from life course perspective and aims to find out what are the roles of psychosocial and biological factors in terms of physical and cognitive decline.
The project uses data sets from Finland (Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Aging and Dementia, CAIDE) and Sweden (Swedish Adoption/Twin Study on Aging, SATSA) with up to 40 years of follow-up, spanning from middle-age to the oldest old age group and including information also from childhood.
The research will be performed at the University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences and Gerontology Research Center in collaboration with the University of Eastern Finland and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
The findings of the study help in generating focused interventions for promoting good cognitive and physical abilities, and to further plan individualized health care.
Academy of Finland 2020–2023
Juho Vainio Foundation 2019
Inna Lisko, PhD, Gerontology Research Center and Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Alina Solomon, Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Neurology, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
Anette Hall, University Researcher, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Neurology, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
Jenni Kulmala, Professor (tenure track), Faculty of Social Sciences (Health Sciences) and Gerontology Research Center (GEREC), Tampere University, Finland
Tiia Ngandu, Research Director, Population Health Unit, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
Miia Kivipelto, Professor, Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Center for Alzheimer Research, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Juulia Jylhävä, University Researcher, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Timo Törmäkangas, University Researcher, Gerontology Research Center and Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Katja Kokko, Research Director, Gerontology Research Center and Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland