Please wait while we gather your results.
Neurology Grand Rounds - Vascular Risk Factors for Dementia" April 26
- 8:00 AM
Dean Roe Auditorium
Our guest lecturer will be the acclaimed Dr. Deborah Gustafson, Professor at the State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Section for NeuroEpidemiology. This program has been made possible through a grant from the Helen Bader Foundation to the Froedtert Foundation
Vascular risk factors have been shown to increase risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Many population studies suggest this and mechanistic evidence is accumulating for these associations.
Overweight and obesity are cornerstones of vascular risk, and associated with risk for Alzheimer's disease. Overweight and obesity also increase risk for conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension, which also increase risk for Alzheimer's, and are associated with newer chronic conditions of aging, such as HIV infection. It has been challenging to determine whether overweight and obesity increase risk for Alzheimer's disease independently, or via contribution to these other conditions. New data suggests an independent role of overweight and obesity as part of the spectrum of vascular disorders affecting brain health.