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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Alzheimer's disease, Other NDs not listed

Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 2003 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 4785  
Estimated Current Sample Size  
Age at Recruitment 65-84   
Gender Male and Female 

All people aged 65-84 listed in the population registers of the 12 Italian participating towns as resident and alive on the 31.12.2002. The community based random sample was stratified by gender and 5-year age classes following an equal allocation strategy.

The general objective of IPREA-FU is to improve the evidence base on the preclinical phase of dementia, providing a better insight into its heterogeneous evolution.

Last Update 21/09/2017

Country Italy 
Contact details
Institution name National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion (CNESPS) 
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Emanuele Scafato 
Contact email PI email: [email protected] 
Contact phone number +39 4990 4028 
Address Istituto Superiore Sanit' (ISS) - National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion (CNESPS)
Population Health and Health Determinants Unit
Viale Regina Elena, 299
Funders (Core support) Italian Ministry of Health 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: Cognitive function
Funtional rating: Individual physiological, Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure
Physical: Cardiovascular
Biological samples: Blood
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: N/A
Socio-economic: N/A
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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