A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Cognitive Health and Aging Research Laboratory (LESCA) is made up of students and researchers who demonstrate an interest in factors that may modulate cognitive changes that are frequently observed in older adults.

The research conducted at LESCA adopts a multidisciplinary approach to cognitive aging by examining the effects of lifestyle and stimulating cognitive activities on older adults’ cognition, as well as the impact of physical health and nutrition on cognitive decline that can be related to normal aging.

Labo's Missions

1-   To help prevent age-associated cognitive decline by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

2-   To facilitate early detection and management of cognitive disorders associated with cardiovascular diseases.


  • Improve our understanding of cognitive disorders in patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease;
  • Develop and validate tools for the diagnosis and early detection of cognitive impairment;
  • Develop and validate multidisciplinary preventive and curative approaches to prevent or delay cognitive decline (eg, self-management, physical exercise, cognitive stimulation, nutrition);
  • Understand the effects of preventive interventions in order to develop personalized care programs to slow down or delay the development of cognitive disorders.

LESCA is looking for participants aged 60 and up, wanting to contribute to research on aging.

LESCA’s research takes place at:

EPIC Centre of the Montreal Heart Institute
5055, rue St-Zotique St E
Metro: St-Michel, Viau, Beaubien
Bus: 141, 136, 18

Research Centre of l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM)
4545 Queen Mary Rd.
Metro: Côte-des-neiges, Snowdon
Bus: 51, 166

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