Anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

Research Opportunity
Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Mrs Samantha Elder samantha.elder@unimelb.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au 0390353625

Summary The project will provide a unique opportunity to work on an Australian dataset with midlife and late-life data collected (data over 20 years), and will suit a candidate with interest in cognition and ageing. There is also opportunity for publication.

Project Details

Project description: Anxiety  has been shown to have a negative impact on cognitive function, with a strong link between a decline in cognitive performance in later life and increased anxiety levels. Research has demonstrated that increased anxiety was a significant predictor of cognitive decline. However the causal nature of the relationship between anxiety and cognitive decline has not yet been established, with some suggestions that anxiety and depression are instead a reaction to the onset of cognitive decline, although t’s likely a bidirectional relationship. In this project, you will examine the relationship between anxiety and neurodegeneration  in preclinical Alzheimer's disease in women in later-life.

The project will provide a unique opportunity to work on an Australian dataset with midlife and late-life data collected (data over 20 years), and will suit a candidate with interest in cognition and ageing. There is also opportunity for publication.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Research Opportunities

Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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