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Latha Velayudhan

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    Research interests

    My research interests include, identification of biomarkers (clinical, blood and neuroimaging) and vascular risk factors such as diabetes for dementia and cognitive impairment, conducting clinical trials using cannabidiol for neuropsychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease, with the objective of translating the understanding and outcomes into routine clinical practice.

    My clinical research interest also includes studying smell identification dysfunction in Alzheimer's dementia.

    With the aim to improve post-diagnostic care and support, I have designed and developed mobile applications for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

    Research interests (short)

    My current research involves drug trials using cannabidiol for neuropsychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and identifying clinical and biological markers for cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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