2024-02-21 @ 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 2:00 PM, for the next CIC Imaging Series.
Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Carleton University
Divergent Paths in Subjective Cognitive Decline: Exploring Brain Changes Across Assessment Methods
Dr. Cassandra Morrison is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University. She received her PhD in 2020 in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Ottawa. Her research focused on investigating the effects of bilingualism on working memory and age-related cognitive decline. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University and The Neuro between 2020 and 2023, where she investigated the brain-behavior relationship in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Her current work continues this line of research by examining how lifestyle, genetic, well-being, and health related factors impact cognition and the brain in aging and cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Subjective cognitive decline (SCD), or perceived deficits in memory or cognitive functioning in the absence of objective change in performance is associated with increased cognitive decline, structural brain changes, and risk for dementia. Much research has focused on how SCD is a preclinical stage of dementia, however, there is no standardized method used to classify SCD. This talk will discuss how two common methods to classify SCD, the Cognitive Change Index and the Everyday Cognition Scale are associated with different patterns of grey matter volume and white matter hyperintensity burden. Implications on clinical and research settings will also be discussed.
How to attend:
- Online only
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