SNAC-K - Cohort 2
The population consists of a random sample of additional 81 year olds and older individuals living both at home and in institutions, in the central part of Stockholm, Kungsholmen.
Data Collection Event
SNAC-K - Cohort 2 - Baseline
The same protocol as for the baseline data collection is used, but the information concerns only the follow-up period.
The nurse interview assesses: demographic data, living arrangement, education and current and past occupational history, current and past socioeconomic status, life habits including alcohol consumption and smoking, physical functioning with information collected on activities of daily, motility and strength, sensory functions, observational tests concerning hand strength, walking speed and balance, use of medical and social facilities, and formal and informal care received and provided.
The clinical form includes: family and past clinical history, current and past use of drugs, geriatric examination (general status, heart with ECG and lung function, blood pressure measurements, and symptoms including pain), neurological examination (episodic and semantic memory, language, abstract thinking, praxis, visuospatial ability, gnosis and frontal lobe tests), dementia severity according to the Clinical Dementia Rating scale, psychiatric examination, laboratory tests for all subjects, and diagnostic conclusions according to standardized criteria.
The self-administered questionnaire includes information about: social network, leisure activities, nutritional assessment, health related life quality, Life Satisfaction, well-being, and health perceptions.
The psychological test battery assesses five major cognitive domains: episodic memory, mental tempo, executive functioning, spatial function and semantic memory.
In addition, medical events of all participants are registered through linkage with primary care registry (when available) and hospital registry (available for all participants in all of Sweden). In case of death, hospital and death registries provide the clinical information, and an informant interview is carried out.
For a sub sample of 613 participants MRI brain scanning was done