Epidemiology of cognitive aging and resilience

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EPIDEMIOLOGY OF COGNITIVE AGING AND RESILIENCE RESEARCH GROUP

Research

We aim to identify strategies to maintain memory and other cognitive abilities by identifying:

 

from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures, joys, laughter, and jests as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears...

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Maintaining cognition throughout life is key to aging well

  • Populations around the world are growing older.
  • Thus, age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease will become more common.
  • Understanding factors that put people at risk of Alzheimer's disease provides the foundation for prevention initiatives.
  • Developing strategies to build cognitive resilience will substantially reduce the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on individuals, families, and society.
  • Our research will inform public health interventions and public policy targeted in early life to maximize health later in life.

Learn more about our research projects

News

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Journal Club

Join us for our next Journal Club where we discuss recent studies that found an association between COVID-19 and persistent cognitive deficits, including the acceleration of Alzheimer’s disease pathology and symptoms.

For the press release from Alzheimer's Association: https://www.alz.org/aaic/releases_2021/covid-19-cognitive-impact.asp

For the news article: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-could-serve-as-a-trojan-horse-for-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-experts-say-1.5568918 

Friday, September 17, 2021

MSc Thesis Defence

Congratulations to Nicole Winch on her successful defence of "The Association Between Multilingualism and Executive Function in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Results from the Baseline Comprehensive Cohort".