Meditation

Meditation Mental training for stress reduction and emotion regulation through meditation practice appears as a promising alternative to improve mental health and well-being in ageing populations and reduce risks for Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. Our works on meditation include cross-sectional investigations in older expert meditators, and longitudinal non-pharmacological …

Hippocampal subfields

Hippocampal subfield Hippocampal atrophy is well-known as an early biomarker of AD, but it lacks specificity as it is also observed in many different situations other than AD such as normal ageing and other neurodegenerative diseases (eg. fronto-temporal dementia, including semantic dementia (SD)). Neuropathological studies have shown that hippocampal subfields …

lifestyle

Lifestyle IN BRIEF The “lifestyle” research group aims at understanding the brain mechanisms underlying the effects of lifestyle factors from normal aging to Alzheimer’s disease dementia. To this aim we use multimodal neuroimaging – amyloid and FDG-PET, structural MRI, resting fMRI and task-related fMRI – and lifestyle assessments -cognitive, physical, social engagement and diet. We are …