Principal Investigators

    Prof David Bruce


    University of Western Australia

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Cognitive decline in diabetes

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 407,709

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    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.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
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Years: 2016
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