Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia
Academic Chair: Martha Clare Morris
Industry Chair: Gene Bowman
Programs Chair: Nikolaos Scarmeas
Communications Chair: Benedict Albensi
Student Representative: Debora Melo-van-Lent
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.