Jessica Irving

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Jessica trained in psychiatric epidemiology and statistical genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. 

Her research to date has focused on the application of statistical and machine learning techniques to tackle crucial mental health research questions. She uses this experience to build algorithms of dementia risk and neurocognitive profiles at Five Lives. 

She has a specific interest in the complex interplay between brain health, inflammation, and social factors such as ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.

The surprising link between brushing your teeth and dementia

The importance of good oral health extends further than just your mouth. We dive into the wonderful world of gingipains, the oral microbiome and how taking care of your teeth and gums can help protect your brain. 

Inflammaging: the important buzzword you need to know about and how to fight it

Our immune system is more susceptible to chronic inflammation as we age - our Research Scientist's insight into inflammation and dementia.

Taking Control of Your Brain Health: An Introduction to Your Five Lives Journey

Discover the five pillars of brain health and how you can use scientific strategies to make small changes that lead to significant results.

What happens when we don’t sleep?

Learn how powerful sleep is and why it is the bedrock of all healthy habits. In this post, we investigate the science behind sound slumber and the dangers of neglecting sleep.

How sleep changes as we age

Sleep is essential for your well-being. Learn how it changes as we age and the impact of sleep deprivation on brain health with insights from case studies.

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