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Published: 2018-12-03

Funds from the Kamprad Foundation to CEDAR

NEWS In May 2018 CEDAR recieved funds from the Kamprad Family Foundation for the project "Improved brain health of elderly people – studies of physical activity and cognitive training".

Professor Abdul Mohammed, Linnéuniversitetet, is head applicant (PI) with project members from Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet.

At CEDAR the focus will be a long-term follow-up of participants who previously participated in a training intervention. Professor CJ Boraxbekk, participant in the project, argues that this will help us better understand any long-term effects of physical exercise on the brain's structure and function of older people. A variety of memory tests, brain imaging, and blood analysis of the participants will take place during the course of the project. The Foundation awarded the project SEK 4.2 million to be distributed over 3 years.