Welcome to the CADASIL website


Welcome to the CADASIL website; a resource for those diagnosed with CADASIL, their relatives and carers.  As CADASIL is a rare condition, little reliable information is available on the internet.  On this website we hope to be able to provide up-to-date and accurate information.  We hope that the website will expand over the coming months and years and would welcome input from patients and family members. In addition to providing useful information for CADASIL patients and relatives we also supply links to other websites where more information can be found.


The information on this website has been primarily provided by Professor Hugh Markus, Professor of Stroke Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Consultant Neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and by Glen Brice, Genetic Counsellor from the Clinical Genetics Department at St George's Hospital, London. Together, we have been involved in caring for CADASIL sufferers and their families for many years and have a wide range of experience in dealing with the problems associated with the condition.


As with any medical condition, we do rely on hearing the experiences of patients and family members in order to develop new services which better cater to the needs of those affected. If you have any suggestions for improvement to the website or new sections which you think we should add, please do contact us.





Cambridge CADASIL Meeting 2024

The Cambridge CADASIL Meeting will take place in person on Thursday 22nd February 2024 at the Clifford Allbutt Building, Cambridge, UK. The meeting will take place both in person and online. Programme available here!

Registration is now open!


CADASIL Meeting 2024 Online

Registration for the online CADASIL meeting has closed due to full capacity.

However, talks from the meeting will be recorded. If you would like to receive these please contact: aj602@medschl.cam.ac.uk.


CADASIL Meeting 2024 In Person

Registration for the in person meeting closed on Friday 26th January 2024.





We have had a number of enquiries on this topic by our patients and families. Here is the best guidance we have for CADASIL patients wondering how it affects them. Having the CADASIL gene does not mean you are at high risk if you are well and do not have symptoms.  However if you have neurological complications of CADASIL such as stroke, disability, or dementia then you are at high risk. 

The Association of British Neurologists has provided some advice for patients with neurological disease, which applies to CADASIL and can be accessed here. They will continue to update it on their website via this link.


If you have questions we will always do our best to reply via the info CADASIL email (info@cambridgestroke.com).


With best wishes and we hope you do stay safe


The Cambridge CADASIL team


Participation in research

We would like to take the opportunity to remind you that anyone who is interested in participating in our research (either as a CADASIL patient or as a healthy volunteer) would be very welcome to get in touch. If you would like to sign-up to be contacted about research then please contact: mmh64@medschl.cam.ac.uk. For non-research related queries please email info@cambridgestroke.com. 



New Research Opportunity! 

We are looking for healthy volunteers to help out with our new research project at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. This project will help us to understand more about fatigue after stroke and in small vessel disease. 

Please find poster and contact information here. We look forward to hearing from you!