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Neurodegenerative disorders

Elderly man

One of our major areas of research is neurodegenerative disorders, and we have world-class scientists exploring the genetic risk factors for a variety of conditions.

Neurodegenerative disorder is an umbrella term for a range of conditions primarily affecting the neurons in the human brain.

They are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration or death of nerve cells, causing a loss of cognitive abilities like memory and decision-making.

Neurodegenerative disorders represent a major societal challenge as they increase in prevalence in our ageing population.

Our research is focused on:

Theme lead

Professor Lesley Jones

Professor Lesley Jones

Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Email:
jonesl1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8469