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Louis Bherer, PhD

Researcher, PERFORM Centre
Affiliate faculty, Department of Health, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
Past Professor, Psychology

Office: L-PC 2.411  
7200 Sherbrooke St. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext.


PhD (Université de Montréal)

Research interests

Bherer's research study the effect of cognitive stimulation and physical activity on cognitive decline associated with aging and chronic disease. Normal aging is often accompanied by declines in brain function that can harm the quality of life of seniors. However, not all people are affected in the same way and not all brain functions decline at the same speed. Louis Bherer and his team want to improve understanding of why and how intellectual stimulation and physical activity can help seniors maintain better brain functioning. He's also exploring whether these benefits are long lasting and are similar for seniors of all ages, sexes and health conditions.

Selected publications

In 2021 Only

1.      Pieruccini-Faria, F., Sandra Black, S., Masellis, M., Smith, E., Almeida, Q., Li, K. Z. H., Bherer, L., Camicioli, R., Montero-Odasso, M.  (accepted). Gait Variability Across Neurodegenerative and Cognitive Disorders: Results from the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) and The Gait & Brain Study. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association

2.      Barreto, P., Pothier, K., Soriano, G., Lussier, M., Bherer, L., Guyonnet, S., Piau, A., Ousset, P.-J., Vellas, B. (accepted). A web-based multidomain lifestyle intervention for older adults: the eMIND randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.

3.      Noriega de la Colina, A., Badji, A., Robitaille-Grou, M-C., Gagnon, C., Boshkovski, T., Lamarre-Cliche, M., Joubert, S., Gauthier, C., Bherer, L., Cohen-Adad, J., Girouard, H. (accepted). Associations between relative morning blood pressure, cerebral blow flow, and memory in older adults treated and controlled for hypertension. Hypertension.

4.      Talamonti, D., Vincent, T., Fraser, S., Nigam, A., Lesage, F. & Bherer, L. (accepted) The benefits of physical activity in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors: a longitudinal investigation using fNIRS and dual-task walking. Journal of Clinical Medicine.

5.      Langeard A, Cloutier SO, Olmand M, Saillant K, Gagnon C, Grégoire CA, Fortier A, Lacroix M, Lalongé, J, Gayda M, Gagnon FBD, Bherer L, Nigam A. High-intensity interval training vs. hydrochlorothiazide on blood pressure, cardiovascular health and cognition: Protocol of a non-inferiority trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Jan 20:106286. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2021.106286. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33484896.

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