Alzheimers Disease and Parkinsons Disease
The most common neurodegenerative disorders affecting older population are Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson's disease . AD involves impaired memory and cognitive decline while the primary symptoms of PD are resting tremor, bradykinesia and rigidity. In PD, mild frequent cognitive changes may progress to dementia. PD and AD dementias are different in pathology even though the microstructural changes remain unknown. Alzheimer's disease is caused by genetic factors, lifestyle and environmental factors that upset the brain over time. Diffusion tensor imaging is a neuroimaging technique used to estimate the location, orientation etc of the brain's white matter tracts. Neuroprotective therapies target natural repair mechanisms rather than disease specific processes, so that they can be used to treat Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders.
- Track 1-1 Symptoms and Treatment
- Track 2-2 Diffusion tensor imaging
- Track 3-3 Tract based Spatial Statistics
- Track 4-4 Neuroprotective Therapies