The MOCIA programme aims at being able to signal an increased risk of cognitive decline and to improve prevention by developing a personalised lifestyle intervention. MOCIA stands for ‘Maintaining Optimal Cognitive function In Ageing’.

As part of a global initiative, we will be testing a multi-domain lifestyle intervention in Dutch older adults. We will focus on individual differences, predictive factors, biological mechanisms, behavioural change and e-Health technology, with the ultimate aim of offering elderly people a personalised intervention at home.

The project is funded by the NWO crossover programme, which has the aim to strengthen the Dutch knowledge and innovation system with public-private partnerships.

The MOCIA public-private partnership consists of various academic institutions and co-financing partners.

Start- and Enddate

2020 – 2027

Funding source

  • NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Dutch Research Council)
  • Alzheimer Nederland
  • Danone Nutricia Research
  • DSM Nutritional Products
  • Hersenstichting
  • OnePlanet Research Center / IMEC
  • Reckitt Benckiser / Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Salut
  • Wageningen Food and Biobased Research

Coordinating organisation Radboud University
Name Esther Aarts
E-mail esther.aarts@donders.ru.nl
Website www.mocia.nl