Building Bridges 2019: Aging

Location: Lecture hall 3
Address: Biomedicum 1, Haartmaninkatu 8, P-floor, Meilahti campus, Helsinki, Finland

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Session I: Physical activity and aging

8:30 Elina Sillanpää (University of Jyväskylä & FIMM)
Introduction and welcome
8:45 Taina Rantanen (University of Jyväskylä)
What is old age?
9:30 Sini Siltanen (University of Jyväskylä)
How are psychological resources related to activity in old age?
9:45 Coffee break
10:15 Juha Hulmi (University of Jyväskylä)
Basic effects and principles of resistance training in older people
10:45 Jaakko Hentilä (University of Jyväskylä)
Effects of resistance training on muscle autophagy in older people
11:00 Lunch break

Session II: Cognitive aging

12:15 Eero Vuoksimaa (FIMM, University of Helsinki)
12:30 Juha Rinne (University of Turku)
Early detection of Alzheimer's disease
13:15 Hanna Jokinen-Salmela (University of Helsinki)
Cognitive impact of vascular burden in the aging brain
13:45 Eero Vuoksimaa (FIMM, University of Helsinki)
Cognitive and neuroinflammation imaging markers in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
14:00 Laura Ekblad (Amsterdam Alzheimer Center)
Insulin resistance and cognition
14:15 Jenni Lehtisalo (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL & University of Eastern Finland)
Adherence to multidomain lifestyle intervention and cognition
14:30 Coffee break

Session III: Aging society

15:00 Sari Stenholm (University of Turku)
Work and retirement as determinants of healthy ageing
15:30 Marja Jylhä (University of Tampere, Gerontology Research Center (GEREC))
Ageing changes everything - but do we want it?
16:00 Closing of the symposium