AUSTRALIAN COHORT AND LONGITUDINAL STUDIES
 

 

 

Personality and Total Health Through Life (60-64)

Study aims

To investigate the course of depression, anxiety, substance use and cognitive ability, to identify environmental risk and protective factors influencing these courses, and to examine the inter-relationships between depression, anxiety and substance use with cognitive ability and dementia.

Status

Ongoing

Year commenced

2001

No. follow up

3

Timeframes

2001, 2005, 2009, 2013

Baseline sample size

2551

Sampling

Community residents aged between 60-64 years at baseline

Gender

Both

Content

Genetic risk factors, early life adversity, other personal history, personality, life stress and social support, diet, occupational stress, recent anxiety and depression, substance use and cognitive abilities

Data collection

Interviews, cheek swabs, MRI scans, blood tests, neurocognitive assessments, cardiovascular assessments.

Type of dementia

Dementia (AD, VaD, other dementias), MCI

Cognitive assessment

Memory, processing speed, verbal ability, executive function, reaction time, IQCODE, MMSE

Location of research

Canberra and Queanbeyan

Contact person

Ms Imogen Gad

Contact details

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Web address

crahw.anu.edu.au/research/projects/personality-total-health-path-through-life

Funding agencies

NHMRC, Rotary Health Research Fund, CSIRO and Brewer’s association

Data availability

Contact Ms Imogen Gad