This research aims to understand why some people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) progress to dementia, whilst others do not.

The fact that some people’s cognitive abilities can improve provides an opportunity to study the mechanisms that protect their brain cells from the degeneration associated with dementia.

Understanding the cellular changes will lead to therapies that can be tested in the lab for individuals.

Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Scheme name

Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowships

Years funded

2017 – 2020

Lead institution

University of Wollongong

Project leaders