Dementia and other neurologic disorders are frequently accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms such as aggression, agitation, apathy, depressive symptoms and sleep disturbances. The reason for these symptoms is unknown. Our research aims to elucidate the neurobiology and neuropathology of behavioural disorders associated with neurologic disorders to allow us to understand and predict treatment response. We also look at how medications used to treat behavioural disorders work on the brain.
A second focus is outcomes research, for example how current pharmacotherapies will impact quality of life and interactions between herbal medications used by patients with dementia and prescribed medications.