Name of Fellow

    Dr. Y.D. Reijmer




    Contact information of fellow


    The Netherlands

    Title of project/programme

    ConnectAD: connecting brain injury to cognitive outcome in Alzheimer's disease

    Source of funding information


    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 149,827

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Alzheimer’s disease | amyloid | small vessel disease | cognition | white matter | brain connectivity | network | DTI

    Research Abstract

    The mechanisms by which Alzheimer’s disease (AD) related processes cause cognitive impairment are incompletely understood. Elucidating these mechanisms is critical to identify effective treatment strategies to prevent AD-related cognitive decline. The overall aim of the proposed work is to elucidate a potential mechanism of AD-related cognitive decline: loss of white matter connectivity. Although AD is typically characterized as a gray matter disease, the white matter is also affected, even in pre-dementia stages. Healthy white matter is crucial for efficient neuronal signaling and information flow between brain regions.

Types: Fellowships
Member States: Netherlands
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
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