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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Alzheimer's disease, Frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease, Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Parkinson's disease, Vascular dementia

Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 1970-1973 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 2,322  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment >50   
Gender Male 

ULSAM is a unique, ongoing, longitudinal, epidemiologic study based on all available men, born between 1920 and 1924, in Uppsala County, Sweden. The men were investigated at the ages of 50, 60, 70, 77, 82 88 and 93 years. The reinvestigations in ULSAM were based on the previous investigations. Full screening and official registry data is available in our databases and more data is continuously added.

Health examination at 93 years of age was carried out between December 2013 and March 2015. To this examination 245 men have been invited. Totally 147 men (60%) participated in the investigation. Of these, 23 men were examined at the hospital and 102 were visited at home by a nurse. In addition, 22 men completed only a questionnaire. To this examination even spouses were invited. In the complete examination 43 spouses have participated and 11 completed only a questionnaire.

Country Sweden 
Contact details
Institution name Uppsala University 
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Martin Ingelsson 
Contact email [email protected] (Head of Geriatrics / Principal investigator for ULSAM); [email protected] (ICTUS coordinator / ULSAM data manager) 
Contact phone number +46 18 471 41 07; +46 18 471 50 39 
Funders (Core support) UK Medical Research Council|Swedish Research Council|Swedish Council for Working Life 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: N/A
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood, Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), If CSF was collected is biomarker data available, Urine
Genotyping: Gene screening
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: Consent for brain donation
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Martial status, Occupation and employment
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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