Healthy Aging

Through Internet Counselling

in the Elderly



Collaborative project co-funded by the European Unions' Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under grant agreement No 305374.

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  • Press Release January 2013 - go to: Dutch version, Finnish version

    Amsterdam, 28-01-2013

    Preventing dementia and cardiovascular disease via internet

    Since early this month the AMC coordinates a European research project which was awarded a 5.8 million euro grant from the EU. The aim of the HATICE project is prevention of dementia and cardiovascular disease in the elderly. With this grant a new easily accessible internet platform for elderly will be developed, with readily available nurse-support.

    Elderly people often have several health problems at the same time ('multi-morbidity'): From dementia to diabetes and the aftermath of a stroke. The most important risk factors for these conditions are well known: Sedentary lifestyle, overweight, smoking, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Reducing these risks is the first step towards healthy aging.

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