Vascular contributions to dementia: prevention in those at high-risk [ 2017 - 2021 ]

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Researchers: Dr Hannah Keage (Principal investigator)

Brief description 10,000 older adults undergo surgeries on their heart every year. These adults are at high risk for dementia, as the factors that bring them to cardiovascular surgery are the same as those that associate with dementia: hypertension, type II diabetes, etc. This population is in fact not only at increased risk of dementia due to vascular ill-health, but also because of undergoing the surgery itself. This project aims to prevent dementia in this vulnerable group.

Funding Amount $AUD 727,416.89

Funding Scheme Targeted Calls

Notes Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship

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