Diet, retinal microvascular health and cognitive decline and dementia risk

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme
  • Centre for Public Health, QUB

Mentor: Professor Jayne Woodside, QUB


  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Charlotte Neville

Funding source

CARDI Leadership Programme



Last updated

13th January 2015

For the CARDI Leadership Programme Dr Charlotte Neville 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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