Older adults and the lived environment
The aim of this project is to define and measure the characteristics of our outdoor lived environment which can support cognitive healthy ageing.
The aim of this project is to define and measure the characteristics of our outdoor lived environment which can support cognitive healthy ageing. Exposure to green, walkability, optimal level of dynamic complexity are some of these characteristics. We use a mixed methods approach, with experimental studies, epidemiological work and qualitative analysis (walking interviews). EEG will also detect the neurophysiological difference between being exposed to complex and stimulating environments or not.
- Cassarino, M., & Setti, A. (2016). Complexity as key to designing cognitive-friendly environments for older people. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1329. Part of the research topic Embodied space and bodily self-consciousness in art and architecture.
- Cassarino, M., & Setti, A. (2016). 205 Physical activity modulates geographical variations in cognitive ageing: Results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Age and Ageing, suppl, ii3-ii56.
- Cassarino, M, O’Sullivan V., Kenny, R.A., Setti, A. (2015). Environment and Cognitive Ageing: A Cross-Sectional Study of Place of Residence and Cognitive Performance in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Neuropsychology, Nov 23.
- Cassarino, M, Setti, A. (2015). Environment as ‘Brain Training’: A review of Geographical and Physical Environmental Influences on Cognitive Ageing. Ageing Research Reviews, 23B, 167-182. Available online 2 July 2015
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