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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Dementia (unclassified)

Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period Ongoing 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 600+  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment >95   
Gender Male and Female 

The Sydney Centenarian Study is an ongoing project that has established a representative cohort of very elderly Australians. It has provided evidence that dementia is not inevitable at this age and that independent living is common. The data collected to date provides an excellent resource to explore the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to long life and successful cognitive aging. The study is ongoing and actively recruiting, with numerous publications in preparation.

Last Update 21/09/2017

Country Australia 
Contact details
Institution name Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing; University of New South Wales 
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Perminder Sachdev 
Contact email Email: [email protected]  
Contact phone number +612 9385 0433 
Address Mr Adam Theobald ヨ Study Coordinator
Sydney Centenarian Study
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CheBA)
School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine 
Funders (Core support) National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: Cognitive function, Mental health, Neurological
Funtional rating: Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Hearing and Vision, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood
Genotyping: Gene screening
Brain imaging: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Brain banking: Consent for brain donation
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Housing and accommodation, Informal support, Marital status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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