Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The “lifestyle” research line 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 especially interest in (i) understanding the brain mechanisms across disease stages, (ii) APOE4 by lifestyle interactions, (iii) the combine/relative effects of lifestyle factors on neuroimaging measurements and in (iv) identifying critical windows of time where exposure to positive lifestyle factors may have a greater impact.