Aging and Neuropsychology Lab

Dr. Benjamin Mast research interests

My research concerns the intersection of clinical geropsychology and neuropsychological assessment, including:

(1) methodological innovation in clinical research (e.g., application of structural equation model techniques to clinical questions)

(2) assessment and detection of late life syndromes (e.g., vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease)

(3) examination of specific hypotheses concerning the prevalence, expression, and clinical correlates of late life cognitive and mood disorders (e.g., vascular depression)

(4) the application of person-centered principles to care of people with dementia and their families

(5) religion and spirituality in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias


Now recruiting for new study on Alzheimer's disease and the church:

Do you take care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia?  Are you a member of a church or faith community? Have you received any help from your church or faith community?  We would like to hear more about your experiences.

Researchers in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville are conducting a study on people’s experiences with Alzheimer’s disease in the church.  The study involves survey questions that you can complete in either a written format or an in-person interview.  These questions ask about your experiences taking care of a person with dementia, how your church or faith community has helped you, and how the experience of caregiving has impacted your faith.   The interview can range from 20 to 60 minutes in length.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Benjamin Mast at (502) 852-3280 or, or click here to participate in the survey online.