This event is been organised by Public Health Department, Bordeaux Population Health – UMR 1219 and ISPED – School of Public Health organised as a “Research and practice in public health” conference.
6 december 2019
Amphi Pierre-Alexandre Louis – 11ampm to 12am Campus Carreire
Free entrance, conference in English
Directeur de Recherche, Inserm
Directrice de l’équipe EpiAgeing, Epidemiology of Ageing & Neurodegenerative diseases
CRESS UMR1153, Centre of Research in Epidemiology and StatisticS
Université de Paris, Inserm
PI: Cognitive Ageing programme, Whitehall II Study
University College London
Preventing cognitive decline and dementia: reflections from an epidemiological perspective
The amyloid cascade hypothesis has dominated research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Despite considerable financial and research investment all drug trials to date have failed.
This highlights the need for prevention; for effective prevention a better understanding of how risk and protective factors shape cognitive trajectories over the lifecourse is required.
The objective of my presentation is to take this long view, and demonstrate the value of the epidemiological perspective for research on cognitive decline and dementia.