Individual Study / IDEA

Identification and Intervention for Dementia in Elderly Africans Study

Identification and Intervention for Dementia in Elderly Africans Study

Initiatives -
To investigated rates of cognitive decline in a rural population in Tanzania and attempted to identify associated factors. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
2014
Funding
Grand Challenges Canada (Grant number: 0086- 04).

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Richard Walker
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
2-years follow up

Marker Paper

Heward J, Stone L, Paddick SM, et al. A longitudinal study of cognitive decline in rural Tanzania: rates and potentially modifiable risk factors. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Sep;30(9):1333-1343.doi:10.1017/S1041610217002861

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
473
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Rural cohort of individuals aged 65 years or over in Northern Tanzania

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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