Journal article

A 'Disease Severity Index' to identify individuals with Subjective Memory Decline who will progress to mild cognitive impairment or dementia

Daniel Ferreira, Farshad Falahati, Cecilia Linden, Rachel F Buckley, Kathryn A Ellis, Greg Savage, Victor L Villemagne, Christopher C Rowe, David Ames, Andrew Simmons, Eric Westman

Scientific Reports | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017


Funding Acknowledgements

This project is financially supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). The authors also thank the Strategic Research Programme in Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet (StratNeuro), the regional agreement on medical training and clinical research (ALF) between Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institutet, Hjarnfonden, Alzheimerfonden, Stiftelsen for alderssjukdomar vid Karolinska Institutet, Birgitta och Sten Westerberg, Gamla Tjanarinnor and Demensforbundet for additional financial support. The AIBL study ( is a collaboration between CSIRO, Edith Cowan University (ECU), The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (FINMH), National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and Austin Health. AIBL involves support from CogState Ltd., Hollywood Private Hospital, and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The study received funding support from CSIRO, the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (, NHMRC and Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC), Alzheimer's Australia (AA), Alzheimer's Association and the McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation. The above-mentioned funding sources had no involvement in the study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of the data, writing of the report and the decision to submit the article for publication.