Researchers from Florida State University will use a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to try to discover earlier ways to detect and treat age-related cognitive decline and dementia.

“This research will result in the development of next-generation artificial intelligence-based assistive aids for the elderly, with the potential to improve their health and well-being as well as promote independent living,” predicted Shayok Chakraborty, Ph.D., an assistant professor of computer science. He is one of two leaders of the multidisciplinary team that will carry out the research.

“This project will help develop effective methods through which cognitive changes can be monitored over time in someone’s own home, using technology,” said Walter Boot, Ph.D., a professor of psychology and the other team leader.