Elizabeth L Glisky
Psychology, University of Arizona
Professor of Psychology
Elizabeth Glisky’s research interests include changes in memory and executive function that occur as a result of normal aging or age-related neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Recent collaborative work has focused on tracking longitudinal changes in cognitive function in a cohort of normally-aging older adults, and relating those changes to measures of brain integrity, genetic predisposition, and other health variables. The goals of this research are to understand the variability in the normal aging process, to identify early indicators of what might be abnormal aging, and to design and implement interventions that might be instrumental in enabling older adults to maintain optimal memory function into the oldest years. Dr. Glisky’s work has been supported by the National Institute on Aging, the Arizona Biomedical Research Council, the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, and the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute.
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