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HBI Streams

Stream One – Early Detection

This stream aims to understand important indicators for the early detection of cognitive decline in males and females. This stream will focus on identifying early indications of risk for cognitive decline and help to define strategies to improve cognitive ageing and reduce the prevalence of dementia.

Stream Two – Prevention

This stream aims to understand important risk factors for prevention of cognitive decline across the lifespan. The focus will be centred on when in the lifespan risk factors should be managed and whether these are different for males and females.

Stream Three – Body and Brain

This stream aims to identify comorbidities between the body and the brain. The focus of this stream is to investigate the interactions between frailty, vascular health and cognitive decline.

Stream Four – Mind and Brain

This stream aims to identify comorbidities between the mind and the brain. The focus will be investigating the relationship between mental health, depression and cognitive decline.

Stream Five – Heart and Brain

This stream aims to identify comorbidities between the heart and the brain. The focus of this stream will be investigating the relationship between vascular health and cognitive decline.