Flavie Detcheverry

Flavie Detcheverry is a master’s student in biomedical engineering at the Université de Montréal. Her research project at the MIND lab under the supervision of Professor AmanPreet Badhwar and Professor Sridar Narayanan, is to study age-related metabolite changes in the brain, with magnetic resonance spectroscopy. She is passionate about learning and being involved in scientific research and science communication.

The link between hearing loss and cognitive decline

In Canada, 38% of adults between the age of 20 and 79 years old suffer from hearing loss, and many never receive treatment. Furthermore, scientists have found that hearing loss often precedes diagnoses of age-related dementia by 5 to 10 years, suggesting that difficulty in hearing may contribute to cognitive decline – an interesting link that is supported by imaging studies showing functional and anatomical changes in the brains of older adults.

The link between oxidative stress, glutathione, and aging

Aging is a normal part of life, and just like the rest of the body, the brain changes as we get older. In normal aging, most people will eventually experience some changes in the way they think, like slower processing speeds or certain types of memory loss, although skills and knowledge tend to remain stable or are even improved over time.

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