Professor Linda Clare works with people with dementia to understand what helps them to experience a good quality of life and live well with the condition.
Healthy ageing and risk factors
Our research aims to improve the lives of older people by finding ways of reducing the risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia and understanding the causes and consequences of disease in later life.
We use large-scale observational, epidemiological and intervention trials to robustly establish which factors make a difference.
We know that a wide range of lifestyle factors can influence the risk of developing dementia. Our research is helping to establish how the choices we make and the activities we engage in can help to maintain cognitive health. We are also researching how interventions that do not involve drugs can affect our biology. This means we can develop recommendations and programmes aimed at maintaining cognitive health and improving well-being in later life.
Healthy ageing and risk factors - primary investigators
|Professor Linda Clare||Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia||Ageing, cognitive health, living well with dementia, wellbeing, age-related disability, rehabilitation, dementia, dementia care|
|Professor Clive Ballard||Professor of Age-Related Diseases||Dementia, antipsychotic medications, non-pharmacological interventions, cognitive health, neuropsychiatric symptoms, dementia care, clinical trials|
|Dr Anne Corbett||Senior Lecturer in Dementia Research||Dementia, dementia reduction, drug discovery, clinical trials, care home research, clinical trial delivery, online research, translational research, patient and public involvement|
|Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer||Senior Lecturer (Ageing & Family Care)||Wellbeing of older adults and family carers, resilience, suicide and homicide risk family carers in dementia, non-pharmalogical approaches to dementia care, social media|
|Dr David Llewellyn||Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology||Risk factors of dementia, vascular and metabolic pathways|
|Professor Chris Hyde||Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology||Test evaluation, tests for Dementia, diagnosis, tests, testing, screening, cognitive assessment, accuracy, diagnostic test accuracy.|
|Professor David Melzer||Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health||Epidemiology, big health data and dementia, treatment patterns of co-morbidities in dementia in primary care records, risk factors for delirium, Genetic variation and ageing, iron overload and dementia.|
|Dr Joao Delgado||Research fellow||Comorbidity|
For more information, visit the website for our Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH).