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Special Issue "Dementia and Cognitive Ageing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2020.
Dementia and cognitive impairment are not an inevitable part of the ageing process. To better understand the relationship between cognitive ageing and dementia, we pose the following questions: Why do some individuals have a faster than normal cognitive decline, leading to dementia, whereas others maintain good performance until the end of their life? There are many non-modifiable (e.g., genes) and modifiable (e.g., lifestyle) risk factors, but yet it remains unclear how they interact and whether they exert their influence during a critical age period of life (early, midlife, or early-later life). What is the evidence base for interventions targeting modifiable risk factors (e.g., diet, physical activity) offsetting the risk? What is the current state-of-the-art in behavioural or biological testing to identify people at risk of cognitive impairment and dementia?
In this Special Issue, we are seeking submissions that address some of the questions raised above. We aim to bring together new research from different fields, such as epidemiology, neurobiology, and neuropsychology to provide a multidisciplinary evidence base.
Thus, we are inviting research articles, reviews, and commentaries on a broad range of cognitive ageing and dementia research from observational, experimental and clinical studies.
Dr. Dorina Cadar
Dr. Eddy J. Davelaar
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Brain Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- cognitive ageing
- neuropscyhological screening
- modifiable risk factors