Silver Santé students share early research results
Students and post-docs working on the EU funded Silver Santé Study gathered online to showcase their work with peers and supervisors at a ‘mini’ project consortium meeting (28 April 2021).
The meeting featured more than 20 presentations from students in France, UK, Belgium, and Germany covering the project’s core themes of meditation, lifestyle, attention, emotion, cognition, and biomarkers. Results from the Age-Well and SCD-Well trials undertaken during the 5 year EU funded Silver Santé Study were presented and discussed, together with recent research investigating the impact on brain health of older participants of the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19.
PhD student, Tim Whitfield, of University College London, who was one of the organisers, said:
“The ‘mini’ meeting was a great opportunity for students and research leaders to come together to share project information and results, discuss the implications of our studies and ultimately advance our understanding of how to safeguard mental health and well-being in the ageing population.
Co-organiser, Francesca Felisatti, a PhD student at the University of Caen added: “This was the first Silver Santé Study event of its kind, and I am extremely proud to have been a part of it!”