Sophie Grenfell

BSc, MSc (1st class Hons)

Assistant Research Fellow

New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch

Phone: 03 928 1425

I am working on a master’s thesis that aims to assess the efficacy of a cognitive enrichment programme that targets autobiographical memory in individuals with mild cognitive impairment which is often a precursor to dementia. We will measure changes in the default mode network of the brain and in linguistic features across time using fMRI. We hope to show a program of cognitive enrichment can ameliorate the effects of mild cognitive impairment and slow the progression to dementia.

Publications

Provided on request for non-commercial personal use by researchers.

2021

Download Neuropsychiatric symptoms are associated with dementia in Parkinson’s disease but not predictive of it.
Horne, K., MacAskill, M. R., Myall, D. J., Livingston, L., Grenfell, S., Pascoe, M. J., Young, B., Shoorangiz, R., Melzer, T. R., Pitcher, T. L., Anderson, T. J., Dalrymple‐Alford, J. C. (2021). Neuropsychiatric symptoms are associated with dementia in Parkinson’s disease but not predictive of it. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 8, 390-399. 10.1002/mdc3.13151

2019

Download Beta amyloid deposition is not associated with cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease.
Melzer, T. R., Stark, M. R., Keenan, R. J., Myall, D. J., MacAskill, M. R., Pitcher, T. L., Livingston, L., Grenfell, S., Horne, K., Young, B., Pascoe, M., Almuqbel, M. A., Wang, J., Marsh, S., Miller, D. H., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Anderson, T. J. (2019). Beta amyloid deposition is not associated with cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 391. 10.3389/fneur.2019.00391

Abstracts and Short papers

2020

Download Neuropsychiatric symptoms are associated with dementia in Parkinson’s disease but not predictive of it.
Horne, K.-L., MacAskill, M. R., Myall, D., Livingston, L., Grenfell, S., Pascoe, M. J., Young, B., Shoorangiz, R., Melzer, T. R., Pitcher, T. L., Anderson, T. J., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C. (2020). Neuropsychiatric symptoms are associated with dementia in Parkinson’s disease but not predictive of it. MedRxiv, 2020, 09, 01, 20186312. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.01.20186312

2016

Horne, K, Myall, DJ, Livingston, L, Grenfell, SF, Melzer, TR, Pitcher, TL, MacAskill, MR, Anderson, TJ, Dalrymple-Alford, JC (2016). Risk of dementia in Parkinson’s disease: Towards optimal short cognitive testing.  Proceedings of the 34th International Winter Conference on Brain Research, 1.

2013

Grenfell, S., Melzer, T. R., Young, B., Wang, A, Livingston, L., Keenan, R. J., MacAskill, M. R., Anderson, T. J. , Dalrymple-Alford, J.C. (2013). Reduced default mode network connectivity and autobiographical memory in mild cognitive impairment.  Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research 2013, Queenstown, Volume 31, Abstract 27.