Jean-François Gagnon

Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Decline in Pathological Aging

Tier 2 - 2015-01-01
Renewed: 2020-01-01
Université du Québec à Montréal
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Research involves

Identifying, predicting, and preventing cognitive decline in aging associated with illness.

Research relevance

This research will increase our understanding of the cognitive decline caused by neurodegenerative or respiratory diseases, and provide tools to prevent it in at risk populations.

Preventing Cognitive Decline in Pathological Aging

Cognitive decline is a main characteristic of several conditions, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The prevalence of such conditions increases greatly with age. This program of research aims to: 1) identify new risk factors and markers of cognitive decline in aging, 2) determine these markers’ pathophysiology, 3) predict the path for individuals most at risk for cognitive decline, and 4) prevent cognitive decline through various targeted interventions. The goal is to directly impact the quality of life of individuals with cognitive decline.