A crucial issue confronting our society is learning how older adults can maintain cognitive vitality throughout their life. By the year 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 years old or older. As this number grows, so will the number of people facing age-related cognitive impairment and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The Center for Vital Longevity is leading the charge to address this health crisis.
The CVL brings together a group of research scientists who are using advanced brain-imaging technologies and research techniques in cognitive neuroscience to understand, maintain, and improve the vitality of the aging mind.
Our research aims to identify who is most at risk of cognitive impairment and evaluate treatments that might prevent or halt cognitive decline.
The CVL comprises seven research labs, each led by an individual scientist. There are many cross-collaborations among labs, as well as collaborations with researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and other national and international research institutions.
We are dedicated to pursuing research that will lead to cognitive health for life.