[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1008117]
Prof Sharon Naismith
Brief description This research proposal will explore the modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline (ie. changes in memory and thinking functions) in older people. It will examine the pertinence of critical contributors to glial-neuronal networks including depression, cardiovascular disease, sleep-wake systems, mental and physical exercise, inflammatory processes and diet, as well as test interventions that target these risk factors. It will use sophisticated brain scanning methods to examine which factors promote neuroplasticity.
Funding Amount $AUD 430,055.31
Funding Scheme Career Development Fellowships