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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia (unclassified), Frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease, Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Other NDs not listed, Subjective memory complaints (SMC) or subjective cognitive decline (SCD), Vascular dementia

Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 2001-2004, 2007-2009, 2010-2012 and 2013-2015 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 4,430  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment > 60   
Gender Male and Female 

In 1999 the Swedish Ministry for Social Affairs promoted and supported a national project aimed at monitoring and evaluating the care-of-the-elderly system in Sweden. To achieve these aims, four longitudinal individual-based data collection describing the aging process and encompassing the care system as whole, has been initiated. This project was named The Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC).

SNAC-K is conducted by the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center in collaboration with Aging Research Center (ARC), Karolinska Institutet.

SNAC-K includes two studies: SNAC-K population study and SNAC-K care system study.

Country Sweden 
Contact details
Institution name Karolinska Institutet 
Principal Investiator (PI) PI Population Study: Laura FratiglioniPI Care System Study: Mårten Lagergren 
Contact email PI Population Study: [email protected]Vice PI Population Study: [email protected]PI Care System Study: [email protected] 
Contact phone number  
Address Aging Research Center
Sverige, Gävlegatan 16, 113 30 Stockholm, Sweden 
Funders (Core support) The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
The Stockholm County Council and Municipality
The Swedish Research Council (VR)
The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare (FORTE) 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Caregiver, Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Hearing and Vision, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood
Genotyping: Gene screening
Brain imaging: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Informal support, Martial status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: N/A
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