Women'S Healthy Ageing Cognitive Project

Grant number: 1032350 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

The changes of Alzheimer’s disease occur a decade prior to symptoms. Therefore we need longitudinal prospective data over 20 years to determine the risk factors in mid-life which, if modified, can improve our memory in late life. This study utilises a unique Australian Resource, the Women’s Healthy Ageing Study which has accrued information since 1991 on women aged 45-55 at baseline who are now 65-75 years of age. This study will develop guidelines for a preventative program.