Dr Camilla Hoyos
Sleep-wake disturbances and cardio-metabolic dysfunction in at risk dementia: a novel pathway in neurocognitive decline
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia | sleep disturbance | circadian rhythms | metabolic disorders | cardiovascular risk
Age-related sleep and circadian disturbance and cardio-metabolic dysfunction are associated with an increased risk of dementia. This research aims to delineate the pathway in which sleep and circadian disturbances and cardio-metabolic dysfunction promote cognitive decline during the at risk dementia phase. This will improve our understanding of key processes in cognitive ageing ultimately leading to the development of targeted intervention programs in the quest to delay the onset of dementia.