Speaker –

NMI Summit 2022

Dr. Celeste de Jager-Loots, PhD

Dr de Jager Loots has a PhD in medicine and a background in biomedical research, neuropsychology and management with an international reputation in the field of ageing, cognition and Alzheimer’s disease with particular expertise in neuropsychological assessment of older people; development & validation of cognitive tests; and in the role of B vitamin status on cognition. She has recently been appointed as the Cognitive Working Group Lead for the World Wide FINGER data harmonisation project covering over 40 countries globally, working with Prof Miia Kivipelto and the Foundation Fingers Brain Health Institute, Stockholm; was appointed Topic Lead in the Nutrition module for the Lifestyle Medicine course, Medical School, ICL and is a Research Fellow and Senior Coordinator at AGE Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health, Imperial College London.

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Her primary research and teaching interests lie in early diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementias and in pharmacological, psychosocial and lifestyle interventions for persons living with dementia and for prevention of cognitive decline in healthy older adults; particularly via B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. She has provided input on neuropsychological test batteries for use in clinical trials for treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Her research publications include over 60 publications and 3 editorials; 3 book chapters and over 30 conference proceedings. Dr de Jager-Loots has served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontiers in Neuroscience and is a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. She contributed to the Institute for Life Sciences (ILSI) -Europe Nutrition and Cognition Working Group on methodologies to assess long-term effects of nutrition on brain function.