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.