Vascular Contributions to Dementia - Centre for Research Excellence

Brain Scans

The total contribution of vascular pathology to dementia is estimated to be as high as 50-70%.

The Vascular Contributions to Dementia CRE (VCD-CRE) brings together leading researchers in the fields of cerebrovascular disease and dementia nationally and internationally, to address the most important issues relating to the analytical epidemiology of Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID), its robust biomarkers, and its treatment and prevention, so as to reduce its overall health burden. The project hopes to place VCID research at the forefront of dementia research alongside that of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and meet the promise of vascular dementia as a truly “preventable dementia”.

The VCD-CRE project is generously funded by the NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) scheme (RG203943; 2021-2026).