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Cognitive decline in type 2 diabetes: Investigating the contribution of neurodegeneration and cerebrovascular disease [ 2010 - 2016 ]

Also known as: Cognitive decline in diabetes

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/634504]

Researchers: Prof David Bruce (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Romola Bucks A/Pr Wendy Davis Prof Ralph Martins Prof Sergio Starkstein
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Brief description Dementia occurs more commonly than expected in diabetes but the reasons are unknown. There could be a build up of deposits of the toxic protein in the brain that causes Alzheimer's disease. A new technique, using Positron Emmission Tomography (PET scans), will be used to answer this question in combination with MRI scans and serial cognitive testing in patients considered to be at-risk for dementia. The study will help direct research efforts aimed at dementia prevention and treatment.

Funding Amount $AUD 608,520.88

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