Institute of Health & Society
Proposed Research Title: “Exploring changes in cognition: Towards a predictive model of dementia risk incorporating age of acquisition measures”.
Heather Vickers is a full-time PhD student researching predictors of dementia in individuals experiencing cognitive difficulties (often labelled as mild cognitive impairment) and attempting to find a way of determining which people are most at risk of developing dementia. This research will hopefully lead to the development of a screening tool which can be used by any health care professional to ascertain who is most at risk of developing dementia. With the development of new psychological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions and treatments which may ameliorate the symptoms of dementia, knowing who is at the highest risk of dementia would enable people to benefit from these treatments at the earliest possible stages.
Teaching & Research
- Understanding cognitive predictors of dementia
- Age of acquisition
Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Nottingham, 2009