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Determining the prevalence of brain amyloid plaques in older members of the Australian community.

Prof Christopher Rowe, Prof Colin Masters
Research Centre DCRC Early Diagnosis and Prevention
Partner Institution Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria
Project Description

Reports of the prevalence of brain amyloid in the normal elderly vary from 15% to 55% in normal elderly persons over 60 years of age.

This study will perform brain amyloid PET and MRI scans in 100 healthy elderly participants in the Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle study of ageing (AIBL).

The aim is to clarify the prevalence of brain amyloid in the healthy elderly Australian population who responded to advertisement for participants for a study of ageing and Alzheimer's disease and look at the relationship to cardiovascular risk factors, brain atrophy and cognitive decline over time.

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