Charlotta Thunborg

Charlotta Thunborg

Research Coordinator
Telephone: +46852482754
Visiting address: Karolinska vägen 37 A, QA3, 17164 Solna
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Klinisk geriatrik Kivipelto, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • 2015 I concluded my PhD at Örebro University, Sweden with a thesis about
    physiotherapy and behavioral management of problematic person transfer
    situations in dementia special care units. Title: Exploring dementia care
    dyads’ person transfer situations from a behavioral medicine perspective in
    physiotherapy: Development of an assessment scale
    I hold a medicine with the specialty in health and caring
    science. I'm currently a research coordinator at Karolinska Institute in a
    project named MIND-AD. My primary area of expertise is in behavioral
    medicine and dementia disease. I graduated as a physiotherapist 2009. My
    dissertation work involved development of an assessment scale for exploring
    problematic transfer situations in dementia caregiving situationsand the
    research focuses on the biopsychosocial factors related to phsyiotherpy and
    mobility in dementia disease. My current research investigates both the
    theoretical and practical knowledge of the pre-clinical dementia and a
    multimodal intervention (MIND-AD) as well as sever dementia and its
    complexity for health care personnel. To maximizing outcomes of
    interventions I want to understand the behvior theoretically and apply
    theory to intervention development and evaluation, and to evidence synthesis.
    One year before coming to Karolinska University I worked at Mälardalen
    University as a lecturer with teaching and research.
    - 2011 Magisterexamen i Sjukgymnastik, Uppsala Universitet
    - 2009 Kandidatexamen i sjukgymnastik, Mälardalens högskola


  • The MIND-AD project is based on experiences and data from five ongoing
    European intervention studies on AD/dementia prevention, including FINGER
    (Finland), MAPT (France), PreDIVA (Netherlands), LiPIDiDiet (Germany,
    Finland, Netherlands, Sweden) and HATICE (Finland, France, Netherlands,
    Sweden) studies. All these trials are testing the effects of multimodal
    interventions targeting vascular, dietary, and lifestyle-related risk factors
    in non-demented older adults.
    The novel approach of this project consists of multi-domain interventions,
    inclusion of novel models of delivery (e.g. computer-based cognitive
    training, medical food), critical feedback from trial participants, and
    synergistic use of data from several European countries with over 10, 000
    Furthermore, a pilot study will be conducted in which a multimodal preventive
    intervention will be tested for the first time in prodromal AD (i.e.
    individuals whose memory has declined more than can be explained by ageing


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