Dementia and cognitive decline
Keith Laws' research is focused on differences in the severity and rate of cognitive decline shown by men and women with Alzheimer’s Disease. Our work was the first to document – using meta-analysis as well as empirical studies – that the severity of cognitive decline amongst women with AD is much greater than in men (who appear to be at the same disease stage)
This area of research deals with the locus of naming impairment in dementia, and factors influencing visual recognition of objects.
It seeks to contribute to knowledge concerning models of semantic and perceptual knowledge organisation.
Sex differences in the cognitive decline of people with Alzheimer's (Prof Laws, Prof Gale and Karen Irvine) – is there evidence of differential cognitive impairment and decline in men and women with Alzheimer's disease.