Studies on aging neuropsychology and molecular mechanisms associated with neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly population

Cooperation Project 5

Coordinator: Prof. Carla Schwanke

Studies on aging neuropsychology and molecular mechanisms associated with neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly populationPopulation Aging is a reality. The United Nations (UN)’s 2015 World Population Prospects estimates an increase in the number of individuals aged 60+ between 2015 and 2030 from 901 million to 1.4 billion. Most elderly will be living in developing regions that are affected by their inherent socioeconomic problems.

Among the illnesses afflicting the elderly, non-transmissible chronic diseases are the most frequent ones, especially dementias (such as Alzheimer’s disease), ischemic cardiovascular diseases (coronary artery disease and strokes) and cancers. In this sense, researchers need to make every effort to understand the mechanisms involved in the genesis and evolution of chronic non-transmissible diseases in details, as well as their administration and rehabilitation in aging and aged individuals.

Hence, this project embraces three main themes:

(1) Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly;

(2) Neuropsychology of aging: clinical and neuropsychological evaluation and neuroimaging and intervention;

(3) Cognitive skills and quality of life in the elderly: a longitudinal study.


PUCRS TEAM

Ana Maria Pandolfo Feoli ORCID ID
Denise Cantarelli Machado ORCID ID
Douglas Kazutoshi Sato ORCID ID
Irani Iracema de Lima Argimon ORCID ID
Jaderson Costa da Costa ORCID ID
Lilian Cristine Hübner ORCID ID
Manoela Ziebell de Oliveira ORCID ID
Margareth da Silva Oliveira ORCID ID
Mirna Wetters Portuguez ORCID ID
Newton Luiz Terra ORCID ID
Rochele Paz Fonseca ORCID ID
Tatiana Quarti Irigaray ORCID ID
Wagner de Lara Machado ORCID ID

 

 


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