Lucy Beishon blogs about her experience of writing a Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy review.
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I have been working at the University of Leicester as a Clinical Research Fellow in Geriatric medicine, with an interest in cognitive disorders. I am particularly interested in how brain blood flow is altered or damaged in dementia and how this contributes to the development or progression of different types of dementia. I am currently funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust on my research training fellowship project entitled ‘The Cognition & Flow Study: The effects of brain training on brain blood flow.’ This study aims to investigate the use of cognitive or “brain training “as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, and mild cognitive impairment, and as prevention in healthy older adults. In addition to my research work, I am also a specialist trainee in geriatric medicine and my long-term goal is to work as a geriatrician with clinical and research interests in dementia. In the future I plan to investigate the role of cognitive training, and the effects on brain blood flow in dementia, in a larger multi-centre study.