Welcome to the Rajah Lab for Brain and Cognitive Health in Aging. We use behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study the neurobiology of memory and cognition across the adult lifespan. Specifically, we are interested in understanding why some adults maintain a high level of memory and cognitive function into late life and others do not. We study how biological sex, hormones, vascular health and risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease impact cognition and brain function across the adult lifespan.  We are particularly interested in studying midlife as a critical period in adult development and women’s brain health.

Our lab is located at the Brain Imaging Centre, Douglas Institute Research Centre, CIUSS l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal & McGill University.
Our research is funded by: