The Cache County Study on Memory in Aging: Factors affecting risk of Alzheimer's disease and its progression after onset

Joann T. Tschanz, Maria C. Norton, Peter P. Zandi, Constantine G. Lyketsos

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Abstract

The Cache County Study on Memory in Aging is a longitudinal, population-based study of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias. Initiated in 1995 and extending to 2013, the study has followed over 5,000 elderly residents of Cache County, Utah (USA) for over twelve years. Achieving a 90% participation rate at enrolment, and spawning two ancillary projects, the study has contributed to the literature on genetic, psychosocial and environmental risk factors for AD, late-life cognitive decline, and the clinical progression of dementia after its onset. This paper describes the major study contributions to the literature on AD and dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-685
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Review of Psychiatry
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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