Individual Study / Vantaa 85+

Vantaa 85+

Vantaa 85+

Initiatives -
At present, our main focus are: 1. to investigate the "novel" neurodegenerative disease entities and subtypes of classic neurodegenerative diseases; 2. to investigate the genetic background of these neuropathologies by using a genome-wide analysis.
Start Year
1991
Funding
Funded by the Alzheimer Foundation of Finland, the Red Feather Project of the Lions, Ministry of Education in Finland, the Centenary Foundation of Helsingin Sanomat, and the Finnish Neurology Association.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Olli Tynninen
    University of Helsinki
  • MD, Dr Liisa Myllykan­gas
    University of Helsinki

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The clinical follow-up studies were carried out in 1994, 1996, 1999, and 2001.

Marker Paper

Rastas S, Pirttilä T, Viramo P, Verkkoniemi A, Halonen P, Juva K, Niinistö L, Mattila K, Länsimies E, Sulkava R. Association between blood pressure and survival over 9 years in a general population aged 85 and older. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Jun;54(6):912-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00742.x.

PUBMED 16776785

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
601
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other