Dr Nawaf Yassi
Vascular Cognitive Risk Score: quantifying the vascular burden in Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia | vascular dementia | cerebrovascular disease | stroke | brain imaging
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.