Dr Cristian Leyton
Disentangling aphasic syndromes in Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
alzheimer disease | neuroimaging | biomarkers | aphasia | neurocognitive assessment
Alzheimers disease, the main cause of disability in older Australians, can present with diverse and complex manifestations. Language disturbances are not entirely characterised and raises diagnostic difficulties. By development of novel clinical tools and cutting-edge structural brain imaging, this project aims to refine the spectrum of language disturbances, analyse the pattern of brain atrophy and investigate susceptibility factors across Alzheimer’s presentations.