Keeping the brain humming along as you age
Cognitive abilities gradually deteriorate as we get older. While a certain amount of cognitive decline is a normal part of ageing, some people will experience severe deterioration and struggle with ordinary daily tasks, like making a cup of coffee, reading a book and using the internet. The EU-funded CRISP project will comparatively assess the contextual influences on cognitive ageing with a focus on inequalities related to educational opportunities and gender inequalities. It will also quantify the ability of singular and clustered individual characteristics to predict cognitive ageing and diagnosis of dementia. The findings will be useful for policymaking and can guide treatment plans for people affected by dementia.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant