The role of digital technology in driving understanding of brain-behaviour relationships in Alzheimer's disease.

Presenter: A/Prof Yen Ying Lim, Monash University

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About the presentation

Studies now show that Alzheimer’s disease begins decades before clinical diagnosis, with the accumulation of amyloid-beta plaques and tau neurofibrillary tangles. Conversely, cognitive dysfunction, particularly in memory, is typically not observed until individuals are closer to the time of diagnosis. However, this is now being challenged through a range of digital technology approaches. Associate Professor Yen Ying Lim will present preliminary results from the Healthy Brain Project, a community-based online cohort of adults aged 40-70 years that seeks to understand determinants of early cognitive decline. She will also discuss the development and use of novel cognitive tasks that utilise high-frequency assessments to detect early cognitive dysfunction in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. 

About the presenter

Yen Ying Lim is an Associate Professor at the Turner Institute at Monash University. She completed her Ph.D. on clinicopathological correlates of Alzheimer's disease in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study, before undertaking postdoctoral training with the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network at Brown University and Washington University in St Louis. Dr Lim's research looks to integrate and translate the effects of genetic, biological and lifestyle factors on cognitive decline and clinical disease progression in Alzheimer's disease. She also leads efforts in the development and validation of web- and smartphone-based cognitive tests for the detection of early cognitive abnormalities.  

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