Dr Angela D'Rozario
Sleep, plasticity and neurodegeneration: Targeting sleep to improve cognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
sleep | dementia-related decline in memory | sleep disturbance | neurophysiology | neuroimaging
Older individuals with mild cognitive impairment commonly experience disturbed sleep and about 50% will convert to dementia. It is unclear whether sleep disturbance mediates cognitive decline and progression to dementia. Optimising sleep presents a novel strategy to slow disease progression. This new research program explores links between sleep and dementia to identify new biomarkers of disease progression and new targeted therapeutic approaches to improve quality of life for older Australians.