People

The NO-AD network is composed of an Advisory Board, National Members, and International Members. Current secretary is Mr. Ruben Gudmundsrud (email: rubengu@student.ibv.uio.no)

Images of each PIs were from respective institutions or provided personally.

Biographies of ‘User Representatives’

Marko Katajisto (marko.katajisto[at]gmail.com)
Marko’s passion is to enable positive change, inspire people to grow and learn new things. He works as a coach and enterprise architect in Finland. He can be described as a creative problem solver with a techie and human approach. Cross-scientific collaboration, fresh out-side-in viewpoints and new energy are his five cents for this community. Marko’s mom Leena was diagnosed with AD in beginning of 2019. This activated him to be proactive, contact and finally join the group and realize the importance of this mission. He is willing to contribute and to find a creative solution for aging related challenges and discover new areas of interest as well as well being. 
Hobbies: Music production, Trecking in the forest, Floorball, Reading, Self development, Friends and family ❤ 

Eigil Bele (eigil.bele[at]gmail.com)
Eigil Bele is 70 years old and lives in Ålesund, Norway. He is a retired special education teacher, but is still actively volunteering in the diagnosis and correction of individuals with dyslexics. Based on the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in close family history, he is particularly connected to research on AD. Eigil is interested in interventional strategies against AD, such as through exercise and healthy diet. He also has an ambition to disseminate the scientific knowledge from NO-Age in plain English to the general public. He often goes hiking and skiing in the local alpine landscapes, goes cycling and plays badminton (updated in 2020).

Sigurd Annexstad Mølmann and Christine Mølmann Annexstad (sigurd_annexstad[at]hotmail.com; annexstad[at]me.com)
Ms. Sigurd Annexstad Mølmann and Mr. Christine Mølmann Annexstad are the son and daughter of Ms. Annikken Annexstad who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at a young age of 53 in 2016. Annikken is a former local politician and community debater. Annikken has had a strong desire to contribute to openness around AD, something Sigurd and Christine have become a voice of. They wrote a book on dementia, named “Brain failure” – highlighting an in dire need of new care and therapy for dementia, with this book scheduled to publish by Fagbokforlaget in 2021. Sigurd and Christine hold media assignments for the National Association for Public Health and take course assignments for relatives.

Christine is 38 years old, holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Social Security and Preparedness. She commenced a Master in Social Security and Terrorism Studies. She has several years of experience in crisis preparedness and crisis communication. She lives in Tromsø and has a son of two and a half years. Sigurd is 23 years old, lives in Tromsø at the moment. He was a former amateur boxer and lived in the United States for several years. He is starting his Bachelor degree in Psychology or Philosophy in the Fall of 2020. He is interested in and concerned on brain function, as well as how proper diet and physical activity affect cognition.

Arnt-børge Jensen (email: arnt_borge.jensen[at]yahoo.no)
Arnt-Børge bor i Nord-Norge i byen Harstad. Han arbeider som ingeniør i et firma og liker tekniske utfordringer. Interessen for å være med som “User representative” kom etter at et nært familie-medlem ble syk med diagnosen Alzheimer demens. Han er interessert i å følge den videre forskning og utvikling som skjer innenfor denne sykdommen. Han ser frem til utviklingen som kommer i fremtiden som kan gi flere gode år for befolkningen som rammes av sykdommen. Fritidsinteresser er fotball, ski og SUP-brett. I tillegg er det en stor lidenskap å lage gode måltider på kjøkkenet.

Arnt-Børge lives in northern Norway in the city of Harstad. He works as an engineer in a company and likes technical challenges. The interest in joining as a “User representative” came after a close family member became ill with the diagnosis Alzheimer’s dementia. He is interested in following the further research and development that is taking place within this disease. He looks forward to the development that comes in the future that can provide more good years for the population affected by the disease. Hobbies are football, skiing and SUP boards. In addition, it is a great passion to make good meals in the kitchen.

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