Keynote Speaker: Conference 2020

Keynote Speaker: Dr Kayla Stefanidis
Postdoctoral research fellow.
Healthy Brain Ageing clinic at the Thompson Institute
SCDN Conference 2020: Under the Dementia Umbrella
What is good for the heart is also good for the brain:
Understand the link between cardiovascular disease and dementia risk.
Dr Kayla Stefanidis is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the new Health Brain Ageing Clinic at the Thompson Institute.  She is part of a team studying how to reduce the risk of dementia using lifestyle interventions such as diet, exercise, sleep, mindfulness and social connection.
Dr Stefanidis completed her PhD in September, 2019 at USC.  Her research focuses on the link between cardiovascular disease and dementia, and more specifically, the relationship between the brain blood flow and cognitive function in aging and cardiovascular disease, using non-invasive brain imaging techniques.