Dr Matthew Pase
Vascular risk factors for incident dementia and brain ageing
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia | cerebrovascular disease | brain ageing | cardiovascular health | arterial stiffness
Dementia is a debilitating disease associated with the progressive loss of brain volume, cognitive ability and independence. The proposed study aims to define vascular factors associated with the risk of dementia in a large cohort of adults from the Framingham Heart Study, USA. As vascular risk factors can be lowered with already available interventions, it is hoped that results may lead to improved primary prevention guidelines, ultimately reducing the global burden of dementia.