Neuroepidemiology and Ageing (NEA) Research Unit
With a rapidly ageing population, age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as these are fast becoming a major issue of public health worldwide.
The common aim of projects within the department is to better understand risk and protective factors for these diseases on a population level, and in turn inform methods for early prediction and prevention.
About the NEA Unit
The department also collaborates with a number of organisations across the NHS Trust:
Areas of Research
- Gene-environment interactions in age-related neurodegenerative diseases
- Early detection and prediction
- Targeted interventions for the prevention of dementia and Parkinson’s disease
- Setting up and managing patient and healthy volunteer registers for research participation
- Natural history studies of age- related neurodegenerative diseases
- CHARIOT – Cognitive Health in Ageing Register for Investigations, Observations & Trials in Dementia Research
- EPIC4PD – Working with the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) to look at gene-environment interactions in Parkinson’s Disease
- Dementias related to PD: working with the Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank and replication sample
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