Health and informatics framework for the assessment and intervention of elderly people at risk of dementia

Heriot-Watt University

Past award

Student: Nicola Sobieraj : Heriot-Watt University

Year Award Started: 2017

This project focuses on the development of theory-driven assessment methods for the preclinical or early prodromal detection of dementia. Such methods involve behavioural (i.e., memory functions) and biological (i.e., electrophysiological -EEG- correlates) techniques. The evidence collected with such tools provides the theory necessary to develop technology driven interventions (i.e., virtual reality tools) which aim to enhance congnitive functions in those cognitively affected (Mild Cognitive Impairmments – MCI). Such interventions rely on meaningfull approaches (i.e., ecologically valid) which restore and rehabilitate cognitive functions in a way akin to how people function in everyday life settings.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez
Department of Pscyhology