Individual Study / OBAS

Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS)

Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS)

Initiatives -
Determine if there are individuals especially resistant to brain aging as evidenced by a long cognitive heath span (CHS), Identify circumscribed quantitative aging phenotypes that best predict CHS and Establish which neuropathologic signs of brain aging best explain changes in the quantitative phenotypes associated with CHS. *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
1989
Funding
Suppported by grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health(AG08017), Alzheimer's Disease Center of Oregon, and Medical Research Foundation of Oregon.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Robin Guariglia
    Brain Institute | OHSU

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Howieson DB, Holm LA, Kaye JA, Oken BS, Howieson J. Neurologic function in the optimally healthy oldest old. Neuropsychological evaluation. Neurology 1993;43:1882-1886

PUBMED 8413942

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
156
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Individuals aged 84 years and older

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other