Sleep apnea study

Professor Coulson’s team are researching what factors makes sleep disruption a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. They are beginning a study that will follow patients aged 55 to 75 with sleep apnoea over an extended period, to determine whether using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilator, which keeps airways open during sleep, protects against brain degeneration and lowers the risk of dementia.

For more information regarding the clinical trial, please email

Sterling's Dream

Professor Coulson and colleagues, Dr Eamon Eeles (The Prince Charles Hospital) and Professor Stephen Rose (CSIRO), are involved in research studying what factors make the gold standard drugs for Alzheimer's disease more likely to be effective. Information on this study (Sterling’s Dream) can be found here