The FINGER Model

Results of the FINGER trial showed that lifestyle changes in older population are effective in declining the risk for cognitive decline. Lifestyle counselling and facilitating lifestyle changes should be implemented in primary healthcare to maintain and improve cognitive and physical function of aging people, and to thus decrease disability.

THL has launched a model to support this work. The FINGER model includes identification of those at risk, as well as support for healthy lifestyles supporting healthy aging.

Our collaborators in the development of the Model are City of Seinäjoki, Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia, Memory Association of South Ostrobothnia and Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

The FINGER Model is available in Finnish, Swedish and English: