Early detection of cognitive decline and disease

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Stephen Campbell campbell.s@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

The early detection of those likely to develop dementia is essential. Subjective memory complaints have been associated with low mood and subjective cognitive decline. However better selection of those with subjective memory complaints to distinguish the worried well from those with disease is required. Some imaging studies have shown that increased amyloid in those subjective memory complaints despite no objective memory change. In this study we will examine 15 years of cognitive decline with subjective memory complaints and frailty measures, adjusting for mood to examine markers at 45 that predict late life cognitive decline.

Major benefits from this study are:

  • There is opportunity for publication
  • You will work with a well-known longitudinal database with over 20 years of data already collected

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.


School Research Themes

Women's Health, Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital