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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Dementia (unclassified), Parkinson's disease

Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 1990 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 1045  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment ?70   
Gender Male and Female 

The Canberra Longitudinal Study is a 12 year study into the health and memory of older people which commenced in 1990, with subsequent waves in 1994, 1998 and 2002. The 2002 wave was the last time that participants were approached for interviews – the youngest participant in 2002 was 82 years of age.

Country Australia 
Contact details
Institution name Australian National University 
Principal Investiator (PI) Dr Phil Batterham 
Contact email [email protected] 
Contact phone number  
Address Centre for Mental Health
Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital
Territory, Australia 
Funders (Core support) NHMRC 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual physiological, Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Hearing and Vision, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory
Biological samples: Other
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Income and finances, 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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