Early detection of Cognitive decline – Factors at 45 that predict cognitive decline over 70

Research Opportunity
Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Andrew Hua healthy-ageing@unimelb.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au

Summary 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.

Project Details

Project description: 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.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

Honours students
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

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

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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