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Faculty - Fayeza Ahmed


Assistant Professor
301 Little Hall, Room 378

Dr. Ahmed plans to take a new graduate student for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests are in the areas of adult and geriatric neuropsychology.

The primary focus of my program of research is on the intersection of health factors/behaviors and cognitive functioning. Specific aims include examining (1) the relationship of health status (e.g., cardiovascular function) and psychosocial factors on cognition, (2) these relationships across age groups, with a focus on middle-age and older adults, and (3) wellness-focused interventions.

My second area of research is on ways to provide support for caregivers of individuals with dementia. Educational and psychosocial support is crucial for this population, yet there are barriers to access. With collaboration from colleagues both within and outside of UMaine, we are examining potential avenues to provide support.

Selected Publications

Rossetti, M. A., Piryatinsky, I., Ahmed, F.S., Klinge, P.M., Relkin, N.R., Salloway, S., Ravdin, L.D., Brenner, E., Malloy, P.F., Levin, B.E., Broggi, M., Gavett, R.,Maniscalco, J.S., & Katzen, H. (2016). Two novel psychomotor tasks in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22 (3), 341-349.

Ahmed, F.S., & Miller, L.S. (2014). Adequate proverb interpretation is associated with performance on the Independent Living Scales. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 22(3), 376-387.

Ahmed, F.S. & Miller, L.S. (2013). Relationship between theory of mind and functional independence is mediated by executive function. Psychology and Aging, 28, 293-303.

Ivkovic, M., Liu, B., Ahmed, F., Moore, D., Huang, C., Raj, A.,  Kovanlikaya, I., L. Heier, L, & Relkin, N. (2013). Differential diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus by MRI mean diffusivity histogram analysis. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 34(6), 1168-1174.

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