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Cognition in dementia and ageing: Let’s change the game!

We're very please to welcome Professor Julie Stout from the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University.

Date/Time: 2nd October, 12pm

Venue: Room 2.34, 2nd floor, Biomedical Research Building, CAV

The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing are very happy to welcome you to our guest lecture entitled: ‘Cognition in dementia and ageing: Let’s change the game!’ by Professor Julie Stout from the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University.

The guest seminar will take place in room 2.34, Biomedical Research Building, Campus for Ageing and Vitality at 12pm. Sandwich lunch will be provided. 

About the talk

Cognitive decline is a core concern in dementia and ageing, and thus improving and maintaining cognition is an essential, key target for enhancing outcomes for all older adults.
Yet, cognition is complex and multifaceted, and creates vexing challenges for quality of life and the search for treatments.

Emerging trends and technologies enable cognitive measurement to move from the clinic into the everyday life. I will talk about the challenges and opportunities brought about by this shift, and describe how I believe we can transform outcomes for dementia and ageing by embracing mobile assessment, developing its utility in older adults, and harvesting the rich data made possible by massive datasets to discover new knowledge about ageing and dementia.

About Professor Julie Stout

Julie Stout is a Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University, and Program Leader for the Attention and Memory Theme of the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. She is a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist by training, with a research focus on the detection of subtle cognitive changes in prodromal disease, and strategies for cognitive assessment in clinical trials. She led the cognitive component of two major large, international observational clinical neuroimaging studies of Huntington’s Disease, including Predict-HD, led from of the University of Iowa (JS Paulsen, PI), and Track-HD, hosted by University College London (S. Tabrizi, PI). She is on an advisor to the Repair-HD project, an FP7-funded project lead from the University of Cardiff (A Rosser, S Dunnett). She led the development of the HD-CAB, a brief cognitive battery for clinical trials in Huntington’s disease that is being used in all current major commercial clinical trials ongoing in Huntington’s.