DNA Methylation, Genetics, and Modifiable Risk Factors of Dementia

Health, Life Course

Project Summary

The overall purpose of this project is to identify modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias that influence DNA methylation and dementia status among groups at increased risk for dementia including women, minorities, rural inhabitants, and those with low educational attainment. Our results may provide an opportunity to identify epigenetic components that contribute to the prevalence and risk of dementia that could lead to a mechanistic understanding or targeted interventions that may substantially decrease the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the US population.


Erin Bakshis Ware

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