Dr Amy Brodtmann
Do strokes cause dementia?
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
stroke | dementia | volumetric magnetic resonance imaging (mri) | cognition | neurodegeneration
There is no direct evidence linking Alzheimers Disease (AD) and stroke. It is unknown whether stroke can trigger progressive dementia in the same way as AD. In a group of stroke patients, I will measure MRI brain volume and cognition in the 5 years after stroke. These findings will be critical for identification of those patients most at risk of dementia after stroke. This may allow future early intervention for these patients, via promising AD disease-modifying therapies.