Babulal receives NIH grant to study depression and Alzheimer’s disease

Ganesh M. Babulal, assistant professor of neurology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year $3,984,843 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute On Aging for research titled “The Impact of Depression and Preclinical Alzheimer Disease on Driving Among Older Adults.”

This study will investigate how depression, preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and antidepressant use affect driving behavior in cognitively normal adults aged 65 or older. Little is known about the effects of depression and the presence of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease on daily driving behavior.

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