Cognition abilities contribute to educational and occupational achievement, daily function, and motor performance. Unfortunately, cognitive performance declines on average in late life and the prevalence of dementia nearly doubles every five years after the age of 65 years. Over a million people in Canada will have dementia within a generation, as more people live to ages when dementia is common.
Lauren is a PhD student in the Brain & Body Lab interested in finding innovative ways to support the use of physical activity for healthy, meaningful cognitive aging.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in April 2018. I studied Kinesiology in the co-operative education program and specialized in neurobehavioural assessment.