Associate Professor at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar).
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To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, we need to educate the population on prevention strategies. Regular exercise, avoid smoking and harmful use of alcohol, controlling weight, eating a healthy diet and other actions must be encouraged.
Marcia is researching blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease (AD) in order to provide additional tools to the already established classical markers. Her goal is to find complimentary low-cost and minimally invasive biomarkers for early diagnosis.
As an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health, Marcia aims to promote awareness-raising actions to prevent, but also to improve the detection of early behavioral changes in cognition that can alert to dementia-related outcomes for people with dementia and their families.
The population is aging at a fast pace in Brazil, making dementia a growing public health priority. However, the access of an early and precise diagnosis is a growing concern and frequently, people with dementia are misdiagnosed.
Marcia Regina Cominetti holds a PhD in Physiological Sciences from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil and a Post Doctorate from INSERM, France. She currently works at UFSCar as an Associate Professor where she pursues research in aging. Her interests lie in blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease.