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AlzRisk Cohort Detail

Cohort: Conselice Study of Brain Aging
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Introduction to the Cohort
The Conselice Study of Brain Aging (CSBA) began in 1999 when 1,016 (75%) of the 1,353 individuals at least 65 years old living in the Italian municipality of Conselice participated in a prevalence study of cognitive impairment. There were 401 (53.5%) females in the study population at baseline. A two-phase screening was performed during 1999 to 2000. Identification and differential diagnosis of incident dementia cases occurred during 2003 to 2004.

Ethnicity Breakdown
Participants were all residents of a municipality in northern Italy. No other information on ethnicity or race has been reported.

Diagnosis & Evaluation Methods
For a detailed description, see Ravaglia G et al. 2005.

Ravaglia G, Forti P, Maioli F, Martelli M, Servadei L, Brunetti N, Dalmonte E, Bianchin M, Mariani E. Incidence and etiology of dementia in a large elderly Italian population. Neurology. 2005 May 10;64(9):1525-30.

Ravaglia G, Forti P, Maioli F, Orlanducci P, Sacchetti L, Flisi E, Dalmonte E, Martignani A, Cucinotta D, Cavalli G. Conselice study: a population based survey of brain aging in a municipality of the Emilia Romagna region: (A.U.S.L. Ravenna) design and methods. Arch Gerontol Geriatr Suppl. 2001;7:313-24.