Alina Solomon


Associate Professor, Medicine
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alina.solomon@ki.se or alina.solomon@uef.fi

solomon_alinaAlina Solomon is an associate professor at the Department of Neurology, University of Kuopio, Finland, and Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet. Her research interests include (a) the effects of vascular factors on late-life cognitive functioning, (b) the role of vascular and lifestyle-related factors in identifying people who are at increased long-term or short-term risk of developing dementia/cognitive impairment, (c) the links between cholesterol metabolism (particularly 24- and 27-hydroxycholesterol) and Alzheimer´s disease.

Alina is currently working with Professor Miia Kivipelto in a research network including Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, University of Kuopio and National Institute of Health and Welfare in Helsinki, Finland. The main epidemiological study Alina is involved in is CAIDE (Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Incidence of Dementia), but she also works with data from the Vantaa 85+ study, FINRISK study and with clinical data from the Memory unit at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge.

Alina is a medical doctor and received her PhD from the University of Kuopio in 2009. The title of her thesis is ´Cholesterol and late-life cognition. An epidemiological and clinical approach´(http://www.uef.fi/neuro/theses).

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Selected publications

Vuorinen M, Kåreholt I, Julkunen V, Spulber G, Niskanen E, Paajanen T, Soininen H, Kivipelto M, Solomon A. Changes in vascular factors 28 years from midlife and late-life cortical thickness. Neurobiol Aging. 2013;34(1):100-9.

Wallin K, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Tuomilehto J, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. Midlife rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of cognitive impairment two decades later: a population-based study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2012;31(3):669-76.

Solomon A, Akenine U, Andreasen N, Mangialasche F, Wimo A, Jelic V, Kivipelto M, Winblad B. Practical Lessons From Amyloid Immunotherapy Trials in Alzheimer Disease. Curr Alzheimer Res. 2012 May 21. [Epub ahead of print].

Hooshmand B, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Rusanen M, Hänninen T, Leiviskä J, Winblad B, Laatikainen T, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. Associations between serum homocysteine, holotranscobalamin, folate and cognition in the elderly: a longitudinal study. J Intern Med. 2012 Feb;271(2):204-12.

Solomon A, Kivipelto M, Soininen H. Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease: Moving Backward through the Lifespan. J Alzheimers Dis. 2012 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print].

Zhang Y, Kivipelto M, Solomon A, Wimo A. Cost-effectiveness of a health intervention program with risk reductions for getting demented: results of a Markov model in a Swedish/Finnish setting. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;26(4):735-44.

Vuorinen M, Solomon A, Rovio S, Nieminen L, Kåreholt I, Tuomilehto J, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. Changes in vascular risk factors from midlife to late life and white matter lesions: a 20-year follow-up study. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2011;31(2):119-25.

Ahtiluoto S, Polvikoski T, Peltonen M, Solomon A, Tuomilehto J, Winblad B, Sulkava R, Kivipelto M. Diabetes, Alzheimer disease, and vascular dementia: a population-based neuropathologic study. Neurology. 2010 Sep 28;75(13):1195-202.

Mangialasche F, Solomon A, Winblad B, Mecocci P, Kivipelto M. Alzheimer’s disease: clinical trials and drug development. Lancet Neurol. 2010 Jul;9(7):702-16.

Solomon A, Leoni V, Kivipelto M, Besga A, Oksengård AR, Julin P, Svensson L, Wahlund LO, Andreasen N, Winblad B, Soininen H, Björkhem I. Plasma levels of 24S-hydroxycholesterol reflect brain volumes in patients without objective cognitive impairment but not in those with Alzheimer’s disease. Neurosci Lett. 2009;462(1):89-93.

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