Anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
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- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Mrs Samantha Elderemail@example.com|
|Professor Cassandra Szoekefirstname.lastname@example.org||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 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.
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