Individual Study / SDS

The Sunnybrook Dementia Study

The Sunnybrook Dementia Study

Initiatives -
The SDS is a prospective cohort study conducted at the Sunnybrook Heath Sciences Centre–University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. One goal of the SDS was to examine a real-world cohort of dementia patients and normal elderly (50–90 years old) and the potential impact of comorbid cerebral small vessel disease manifested primarily as covert lacunes and white matter lesions.
Start Year
1994
End Year
2014
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Investigators Contacts
  • Executive Director Sandra E. Black
    Toronto Dementia Research Alliance

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort

Marker Paper

Ramirez J, McNeely AA, Scott CJM, et al. White matter hyperintensity burden in elderly cohort studies: The Sunnybrook Dementia Study, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, and Three-City Study. Alzheimers Dement.2016;12(2),203–210. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2015.06.1886

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
271
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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