Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Dementia

The aims of the PNU dementia work are:

  • To improve understanding of dementia risk and causation
  • To identify those at highest risk of developing dementia before symptoms begin
  • To develop interventions to prevent dementia and promote lifelong brain health

Our ongoing projects include:

  • Epidemiological work in diverse and unique populations (including East London and Cuba) to improve understanding of dementia risk factors
  • Genetic epidemiology and Mendelian randomisation studies to study the causality of  risk factors and quantify genetic dementia risk
  • Online brain health screening, including ‘stress tests’ for the brain to detect early cognitive dysfunction before symptoms begin