Impact of stress on neurocognitive and cardiovascular health of older people in Ireland

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme

Researchers: 

  • Queen’s University Belfast

Mentors: Professor Ian Young and Professor Rose Anne Kenny

Region

  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Joanne Feeney

Funding source

CARDI Leadership Programme

Status

Ongoing

Last updated

13th January 2015

For the CARDI Leadership Programme Dr Joanne Feeney will explore the impact of stress on the neurocognitive and cardiovascular health of older adults in the North and South of Ireland, using data from NICOLA and TILDA. The experience of severe or persistent psychological stress can alter immune mediators, trigger inflammatory processes and increase oxidative stress, damaging brain and cardiovascular health. Determining the impact of stress on neurocognitive and cardiovascular health is important in order to help uncover potential pathways to, and early indicators of, disease and disability.
 

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