Silvia Rodrigo-Herrero’s main research has been around the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in patients around the region of Andalusia (Spain), especially in patients with low educational level.
Dementia is becoming a more prevalent problem in society, due in part to longer life expectancy. This heightens the importance of the search for treatments that help to maintain the independence of the patients as long as possible, thus improving their quality of life, reducing the number of consultations and aid for dependence, and therefore, also reducing the health cost. Rodrigo-Herrero’s research is fundamentally based on early multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment, including novel drugs in research and better psychological care for patients. She hopes to learn new therapeutic approaches for patient care, as well as help in research projects that help improve our knowledge of dementias. In her spare time, Rodrigo-Herrero loves to travel, spend time with friends, and ski.
Bio: Silvia Rodrigo-Herrero graduated in medicine in 2014. She has finished her specialization in Neurology at the University Hospital Virgen del Rocio in Seville, Spain. She is a member of the Alzheimer and other dementias’ research group attached to HUVR-IBiS node, belonging to the Spanish Public Health Biobank, and she also collaborates in the Memory and Dementias’ Unit at her Hospital. As additional training in neuropsychology, Rodrigo-Herrero has completed the MSc at the University of Seville: “Advanced studies in brain and behavior”, by June/2018. She is also studying her PhD at the Sevillian Biomedicine Institute - University of Seville, in Neurology, for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. Her main interest lies in dementias in the area of Andalusia and the application of neuropsychology in her consultations.