About me

I am a fourth-year PhD student at the Aging Research Center (ARC). My research focuses on the connection between cardiometabolic disease (i.e. type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke) and dementia. This spans the association between cardiometabolic diseases and various cognitive phenotypes, the mechanisms underlying this, and whether the effect of cardiometabolic diseases on the brain can be mitigated by healthy lifestyle factors. My PhD project is supervised by Weili Xu, together with Anna Marseglia and Davide Vetrano, and is affiliated with the Swedish Graduate National School on Aging and Health (SWEAH). 

I have bachelor's and master's degrees in neuroscience. In between these degree programs I spent two years working as a science journalist focused on the global diabetes/obesity epidemic. 


Selected Publications 

Dove A, Guo J, Marseglia A, Fastbom J, Vetrano DL, Fratiglioni L, Pedersen N, Xu W. (2022) “Cardiometabolic multimorbidity and incident dementia: the Swedish twin registry.” European Heart Journal 00: 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac744

Dove A, Marseglia A, Shang Y, Vetrano DL, Grande G, Laukka EJ, Fratiglioni L, Xu W (2022) “Cardiometabolic multimorbidity accelerates cognitive decline and dementia progression.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia 1-10.  https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.12708

Dove A, Guo J, Calderón-Larrañaga A, Vetrano DL, Fratiglioni L, Xu W (2022) “Association of social isolation with reduced mental well-being in Swedish older adults during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: the role of cardiometabolic diseases.” Aging 14(6): 2462-2474. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.203956

Dove A, Shang Y, Grande G, Laukka EJ, Fratiglioni L, Xu W, Marseglia A (2021) “The impact of diabetes on cognitive impairment and its progression to dementia.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia 17(11): 1769-1778. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.12482