University of Santiago de Compostela: Research group on Psychogerontology

The Research Group on Psychogerontology is included in the group “Applied Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychogerontology (one of the competitive reference groups of the University of Santiago de Compostela, code number: GI-1807-USC). The members combine skills on academic psychology, methodology and design of intervention programs on cognitive, affective and social aspects of normal ageing and cognitive impairment, and they have experience in coordinate research projects. Since 2007 the group is involved in a longitudinal study called "Compostela Aging Study" (CompAS).

Main research lines

  • Early detection of cognitive, functional and behavioral markers Mild Cognitive Impairment in people with subjective cognitive complains.

  • Progression in the cognitive continuum: from normal aging to Subjective Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer’ disease and other dementias.

  • Early detection of cognitive frailty in adults: socio-demographic, cognitive, functional/health and psycho-social predictors.

  • The role of cognitive reserve in the cognitive decline in aging.

  • Quality of life in normal aging and in Mil Cognitive Impairment.

  • Cognitive training in normal aging and in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Effects of videogames.

  • Intervention programs against loneliness in older adults who live in rural areas.

Team members