Prof. Nikolaos Scarmeas

Prof. Nikolaos Scarmeas

Prof. Scarmeas is Associate Professor of Neurology at the Cognitive Neuroscience Division Taub Institute.
 
Ongoing Research:
 
  • Lifestyle, nutrition and Dementia – Alzheimer's disease. Exploration of the association between intellectual-social activities, exercise and dietary habits and risk for development cognitive impairment. Consideration of different methodological approaches including that of dietary pattern analyses. Investigation of biological mechanisms of association between nutrition and cognition with use of imaging and other biomarkers.

  • Cognitive Reserve. Interested in understanding the variability of clinical response to brain pathology (Alzheimer's disease in particular) which is related to different inherent or acquired abilities. Such abilities, which are considered to affect each individual's cognitive reserve include IQ, education, and intellectual-social-physical life activities. These associations are explored with use of either epidemiological data or imaging studies.

  • Predictors of progression in Dementia - Alzheimer's disease. Interested in understanding the variability of clinical response to brain pathology (Alzheimer's disease in particular) which is related to different inherent or acquired abilities. Such abilities, which are considered to affect each individual's cognitive reserve include IQ, education, and intellectual-social-physical life activities. These associations are explored with use of either epidemiological data or imaging studies.
  • Epilepsy and Dementia. Investigation of characteristics, frequency and predictive information of seizures in dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Role: Scientific Advisory Board

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  • Address
    Division of Aging and Dementia Department of Neurology
    630 West 168th St, P&S 16
  • City
    New York
  • Zip Code
    NY 10032
  • Country
    United States
  • Telephone
    +1 212.342.1350