As life expectancy increases, the prevalence of dementia rapidly rises, affecting at least 50 million people worldwide, leading to one of the most significant socio-economic challenges of the 21st century. Due to the lack of effective medical treatment research on the early diagnosis and prevention of dementia is of critical importance. The aim of our research programme is to investigate the risk factors contributing to cognitive decline to facilitate the early detection of dementia and the prediction of individual disease trajectories. Since the latest research emphasizes the role of lifestyle interventions in delaying dementia onset, in addition to the most state-of-the-art neuroimaging and biomarker approaches, our programme considers lifestyle factors as well.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Cognitive tests
- Neurological examination
- Examination of blood-based protein markers
- Sleep EEG