On 30 May, the Multi-MeMO project hosted its kick-off meeting online. Multi-MeMo stands for “Shorter and longer-term mechanisms of multimodal interventions to prevent dementia” and is funded by the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) in collaboration between national funders and the European Union. The project involves six partners, including Alzheimer Europe (AE), and several external collaborators. The project will run for three years and is coordinated by Associate Professor Alina Solomon from University of Eastern Finland (UEF).
The kick-off meeting provided partners with the opportunity to introduce their organisations and involvement in the project as well as opportunities for cross work package collaboration. The project is looking at multimodal interventions for the prevention of dementia. The consortium synergises and builds upon innovative preclinical models and clinical trials to produce crucial knowledge for developing enhanced, mechanistically multimodal lifestyle intervention models with built-in compatibility for combination with new Alzheimer’s disease drugs.
AE Project Officers Ana Diaz and Cindy Birck attended the meeting and presented on AE’s main involvements:
• Leading on the Patient and Public Involvement activities (PPI) with the establishment of Advisory Board who will be composed of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease across the continuum.
• Leading on the communication and dissemination activities.
After a discussion session between attendees, Alina Solomon closed the Multi-MeMo kick-off meeting by thanking all partners and wishing them continued success and effective collaborations over the next three years.