HDR Confirmation Seminar: Alicia Campbell - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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HDR Confirmation Seminar: Alicia Campbell

We would like to invite you to attend the HDR Confirmation Seminar of Alicia Campbell, a Master of Science candidate at the Thompson Institute. If you are external to USC and wish to participate via Zoom, please contact ASURE@usc.edu.au.

Thesis Title:

Examining the Efficacy of a Multimodal Lifestyle Intervention Program to Improve Attention in Ageing.​

Abstract:

Attentional processes decline and become increasingly susceptible to interference in normal ageing and in age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as dementias. The proposed research aims to examine the efficacy of a 12-week multimodal lifestyle program to enhance attention in healthy older adults using a longitudinal randomised controlled trial (RCT) with both pre-post intervention assessments. This will involve using emerging electroencephalographic (EEG) techniques, together with sensitive behavioural measures of attention to gain insight into the neurophysiological processes underlying healthy brain ageing and to uncover positive neural changes arising from the intervention program. In this way, the research seeks to inform the delivery of lifestyle-based dementia prevention programs to improve their effectiveness, thereby reducing the incidence of dementia.