Stop smoking and you will reduce risk of dementia

Posted on Monday, March 20th, 2023 at 9:37 am and is filed under Latest News | 0

Dr Chi Udeh-Momoh, a neuroscientist from Imperial College London, knows the damage smoking does to the brain. Watch her explain how stopping smoking reduces your risk of dementia.

Dr Chi Udeh-Momoh is a Neuroscientist based at Imperial College London, and affiliated as a Senior Scientist with Karolinska Institutet and University of Bristol. She is co-Investigator and scientific coordinator of one of the world’s largest longitudinal dementia-prevention programmes (CHARIOT:PRO) with > 2000 cognitively healthy older adults screened, and data on imaging and fluid biomarkers as well as neurocognitive and lifestyle factors collected at high throughput.

In 2018, she initiated the FINGER-AFRICA project that aims to develop and implement culturally-sensitive and sustainable multimodal lifestyle intervention strategies targeting multi-morbidities including dementia, in Sub-Saharan African populations, and investigate underlying mechanisms contributing to observed effects, with European, US and African collaborators.