The IDRP brings together multiple scientific disciplines within the clinical research arena in order to find novel ways of preventing, detecting, and managing dementia in the elderly. Our longitudinal studies provide a platform for the collection of data which identify the most important risk factors for the development of dementia, elucidate novel targets for the design of new therapeutic interventions, and develop new test for more effective detection and monitoring the earliest stages of dementia.
The IDRP is establishing itself as a world leader in understanding the interactions between changes in mobility and the development of dementia. These studies incorporate cutting edge measures of free-living movement, life space, and overall mobility in individuals with a well defined cognitive status. Data from these studies will not only help us understand and prevent the cause for falls in the elderly, but will also help in keeping elderly individuals more mobile throughout their lifetime.