Dr. Wendy Thornton

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Dr. Wendy Loken Thornton is an Associate Professor of Psychology and an Associate member of the Gerontology Department at Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. Her research focuses on understanding positive and negative modifiers of cognitive aging, including the extent to which chronic illnesses of adulthood and late life lead to accelerated cognitive decline in community dwelling older adults. In addition, she is interested in the relative and/or potentially additive value of everyday versus traditional cognitive performance in predicting functional outcomes in persons with chronic physical and mental illnesses. Dr. Thornton completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology in 1995. She subsequently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she obtained additional specialization in Geriatrics and Neuropsychology.

Website: Cognitive Aging Lab