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Brain ageing: using neuroimaging to understand risk for and resilience against dementia



About the Speaker

Professor Clare Mackay is the co-ordinator for Oxford Dementia and Ageing Research (OxDARE), Head of the Translational Neuroimaging Group and Associate Director of the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA). Her research focuses on using neuroimaging to understand risk for psychiatric and neurodegenerative disease.

More information at:

http://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/team/clare-mackay

Abstract

Brain imaging plays an increasingly important role in experimental medicine for dementia by providing biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, patient stratification and monitoring treatment response. Imaging can also provide insights into mechanisms of risk and resilience for neurodegeneration. The Translational Neuroimaging Group investigate brain ageing in both health and disease. We have demonstrated that people at increased risk of later developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease have particular ‘signatures’ of brain activity. I will introduce some of the methodology and describe how the techniques are being used to improve our understanding of brain ageing.


This event is part of a seminar series:

Trinity Term 2017 Seminar Series: ‘Ageing, Wellbeing and Health’

Trinity Term 2017 Seminar Series ‘Ageing, Wellbeing and Health’ Thursdays at 14:00 – 15:30 Seminar Room: 66 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PR Convener: Dr Sara Zella This seminar series will be a fascinating journey between theories and concepts of ageing, health and well-being. The talks will underline the mechanisms behind a happy, healthy and long life, ...


Event Details

27 April 2017 14:00 - 15:30


Location

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

66 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PR