Marta Camacho

University position

Research Assistant

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Institutes

Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair

Email

msc72@cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I am involved in cohort studies (PICNICS, ICICLE-PD, Proband) which are observational studies tracking the progression of patients with Parkinsonís disease (PD) over several years so that we can better understand how the disease behaves over time. The studies recruited a large group of patients who were newly diagnosed with PD and follow them up every 6-18 months with clinical assessments and cognitive tests. A subset of patients had brain scans and lumbar punctures. The main aim of my research is to help us better understand why some people with Parkinsonís disease develop memory difficulties, as the reason for this is currently poorly understood. As longer follow-up data becomes available from these studies, it will help us to discover what group of patients with Parkinsonís disease are more likely to develop dementia and how we can better treat it.

Research Focus

Keywords

Cognitive

cohort

Parkinson

Clinical conditions

Parkinson's disease

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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