Welcome to the Neuropsychiatry of Aging Research group’s webpage. Our collaborative research investigates the neurology of emotional and social function in healthy older adults and those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. We work within the Harvard Aging Brain Study and other large observational studies to define emotional, behavioral and pathological changes that occur at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease, prior to the onset of cognitive impairment. These changes include traditional neuropsychiatric symptoms such as anxiety and depression as well as subtle changes in social function.
By recognizing these early symptoms in older adults, we seek to enhance the detection of Alzheimer’s disease and advance treatment options to preserve cognitive and mental health in late-life.
LATEST PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Social Engagement, Beta-Amyloid, and Cognitive Function in Older Adults: Oral Presentation at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
New insights into anxiety and amyloid staging in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease published in Molecular Psychiatry 2018.
Understanding depression and anxiety symptoms in relation to Mild Behavioral Impairment, a new framework for neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease.