Stetson Family Office
Alzheimer's Disease International

Why do some researchers believe that up to one half of all Alzheimer’s can be postponed, reduced or avoided?

7 January 2019

7:00- 7:50     San Francisco

10:00- 10:50   Washington

15:00 – 15:50  London

16:00- 16:50   Geneva

19:00-19:50    Singapore

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Panellist include:

Miia Kivipelto, PhD, focuses on preventive measures in medicine, an area where Swedish and Finnish researchers are global leaders. The FINGER* study, which Kivipelto led, was the world’s first large multidimensional study of lifestyle interventions. The results have had a major impact on how dementia is viewed and FINGER’s methodology will now be used for new studies in the USA, Singapore and China.

“I believe that at least 30% of Alzheimer’s disease is related to factors that can be influenced, including blood pressure, depression, education and physical activity. This is a conservative estimate,” says Kivipelto. She is actually more inclined towards 50% of the causes being influenceable.

Howard Fillit, MD, Chief Science Office and Founding CEO of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, is a geriatrician and neuroscientist, who has led the ADDF since its founding. Dr. Fillit has held faculty positions at The Rockefeller University, the SUNY‐Stony Brook School of Medicine and the Cornell University School of Medicine. In 1987, he joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he is a clinical professor of geriatric medicine and palliative care, medicine and neuroscience. Dr. Fillit also maintains a limited private practice in consultative geriatric medicine with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Ken Cooper, M.D., Founder and Chairman of Cooper Aerobics and the Cooper Clinic. At age 87 and having logged more than 38,000 miles running, Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, sets an example for maintaining a healthy lifestyle by exercising at Cooper Aerobics Center on a regular basis, along with his wife, Millie, daughter, Berkley, son, Tyler, and their families. Dr. Cooper serves as Chairman of seven health and wellness companies and The Cooper Institute 501(c)(3).

For 50 years, Dr. Cooper has inspired millions to exercise for good health beginning with the release of his first best-seller, Aerobics. Today Dr. Cooper is revolutionizing health and fitness again—calling on America and the world to Get Cooperized™. As a leading pioneer of preventive medicine, Dr. Cooper challenges everyone to follow these “8 Healthy Steps” to live better both sooner and later: maintain a healthy weight; make healthy food choices most of the time; exercise most days of the week; take the right supplements for you; do not use tobacco; control alcohol; manage stress; and get a regular, comprehensive physical exam.

Paola Barbarino – Paola is the CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International. Prior to that, she was CEO of LIFE. Her previous senior positions include Cass Business School, Tate, British Library and IIED. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (NCDA) and a Trustee of The Postal Museum and Lauderdale House. Previously she was a Trustee of Shelter, the UK housing and homelessness charity and of MLA London.

She holds a degree cum laude in Classics from the University of Napoli Federico II, an MA in Field and Analytical Techniques in Archaeology and an MA in Library and Information Science both from University College London.

We invite all attendees to submit their questions to our panellists by close of business on January 3rd. Please forward all questions to

Chuck Stetson, CEO, Stetson Family Office
Paola Barbarino, CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease International