Undergraduate Research Scholarship in Alzheimer’s disease


print

Undergraduate Research Scholarship in Alzheimer’s disease

Undergraduate Research Scholarship - Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of disability in older adults, progressively damaging the brain and leading to severe cognitive impairment.

With your support, a top undergraduate student from McMaster University will work in our world-class facilities with state-of-the-art equipment to examine how exercise can be used in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

The student will work with older adults from the community who have been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and are learning to cope with the new challenges of memory loss. This research helps us to understand how exercise is changing the brain to slow the progression of the disease. Ultimately, this research will be used to develop targeted prescriptions for exercise to support dementia patients and their care partners.

The greater Hamilton area has the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in Ontario. Now is the time to connect McMaster students with this community to train the next generation of dementia researchers and clinicians.

For more information about this research project visit: www.neurofitlab.ca