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AlzRisk Cohort Detail

Cohort: Vienna Trans-danube Aging Cohort
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Introduction to the Cohort
The Vienna Trans-Danube Aging (VITA) study is a prospective community-based cohort study conducted in Vienna, Austria to investigate and compare predictors of cognitive decline and incident dementia in older individuals.

Between May 2000 and October 2002, investigators recruited 75-year-old residents from the 21st and 22nd districts of Vienna and followed them until November 2003 - May 2005. Of the 1745 identified residents, 606 underwent baseline examinations including medical and blood tests, imaging tests and neuro-psychological exams. Approximately 41% of these participants were male.

Ethnicity Breakdown
All participants were residents of Vienna, Austria. No other information on ethnicity was given.

Diagnosis & Evaluation Methods
For diagnoses and evaluation methods, refer to Blasko et al. 2008.

Blasko I, Jellinger K, Kemmler G, et al. Conversion from cognitive health to mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease: Prediction by plasma amyloid beta 42, medial temporal lobe atrophy and homocysteine. Neurobiology of Aging 2008. 29: 1-11.

Fischer P, Jungwirth S, Krampla W, et al. Vienna Transdanube Aging "VITA": study design, recruitment strategies and level of participation. J Neural Transm Suppl. 2002.(62): 105-16.