Vascular Cognitive Risk Score: Quantifying The Vascular Burden In Alzheimer'S Disease

Grant number: 1104273 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021

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Abstract

What causes dementia in a patient presenting to a clinic is often uncertain. While there are exciting potential treatments in the pipeline, we need to understand the cause of the disease in a specific patient to make correct treatment decisions. Stroke and other vascular diseases of the brain cause a significant proportion of dementia in the community. Using MRI scanning technology, this project will quantify this burden in a given patient by developing a ‘vascular cognitive risk' (VCR) score.