AUSTRALIAN COHORT AND LONGITUDINAL STUDIES
 

 

 

The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Study aims

To investigate how biomedical, psychosocial, lifestyle and environmental factors influence age-related changes in the health and well-being of older Australians

Status

Ongoing

Year commenced

1992

No. follow up

11

Timeframes

1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013     

Baseline sample size

2087

Sampling

People from both community and institutional settings who were aged 70 and over in 1992

Gender

Both

Content

Ageing and older people, demography and migration, income, wealth and spending, sex and gender, health and disability, cognition, behaviour, living conditions, social care and welfare

Data collection

Comprehensive personal interview, the assessment of neuropsychological and physiological functions and biochemistry tests.

Type of dementia

Dementia

Cognitive assessment

MMSE

Location of research

Adelaide

Contact person

Flinders Centre for Ageing Studies

Contact details

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Web address

flinders.edu.au/sabs/fcas/alsa/

Funding agencies

ARC, NHMRC, SA Government, Flinders University

Data availability

Complete the ALSA Study Data Request Form