ALZHEIMERS DISEASE RISK INDEX
The Center For Brain Health will be using the Alzheimer's Disease Risk Index(ADRI) screening tool as its objective measure of how well clients are progressing with their brain health plan. The ADRI is an evidence based, validated tool aimed at assessing individual exposure to risk factors known to be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease Both risk factors and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease were identified for which odds ratios could be calculated. An algorithm was developed to combine the odds ratios into an AD risk score. Individual brain health plans will set forth a strategy for our clients to reduce their associated risk factors and increase their protective factors in late-life. The ADRI is based on 8 years of research and development involving thousands of people and updated regularly based on new research. The scientific article reporting this work is currently being peer reviewed. It has been used exclusively in research projects that aim to evaluate methods of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease. Our Center will become the first to use the screening tool outside of a research environment. The Australian National University College of Medicine developed the ADRI and it is used by top research Institutes world-wide: Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institute-Stockholm University; Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh; Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh; Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Illinois; Stockholm Gerontology Research Center.
You further understand and agree that the research tool is not meant, nor intended to be, a substitute for professional, medical or psychiatric advise and that by assessing the research tool you agree to hold harmless ANU and the Center in relation to the responses you provide and the results of the research tool’s assessment.