Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia
Chair: Benedict Albensi
Vice Chair: Debora Melo-van-Lent
Programs Chair: Owen Carmichael
Communications Chair: Puja Agarwal
Student Representative: Vyshnavy Balendra
Student Representative: Wade Self
Student Representative: Aaron Smith
Steering Committee Member: Fiona Harrison
Steering Committee Member: Jordyn Wilcox
Immediate Past Co-Chair: Cécilia Samieri
Immediate Past Co-Chair: Hussein Yassine
There is an abundance of evidence that suggests nutrition and metabolism play a role in cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s dementia. However, the field of study is particularly complex and inconsistencies in the literature make the development of sound public health recommendations a major challenge. This interest group will create a ‘hub’ at the Association to unite scientists and clinicians from both academia and industry who are interested in advancing the field.
- Develop and advance clinical and research applications of nutrition in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
- Develop and submit dedicated research sessions on nutrition and metabolism for consideration at the AAIC annual meetings.
- Foster the development of consensus criteria for nutrition and metabolism research and interpretation of findings on AD and related disorders.
- Foster the creation of multi-study collaborations around nutrition and metabolism in AD and related disorders.