Review of selected databases of longitudinal aging studies

Deniz Erten-Lyons, Lena O. Sherbakov, Andrea M. Piccinin, Scott M. Hofer, Hiroko H. Dodge, Joseph F. Quinn, Randy L. Woltjer, Patricia Kramer, Jeffrey A. Kaye

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One of the recommendations of the 2010 Leon Thal Symposium, organized to develop strategies to prevent Alzheimer's disease, was to build a global database of longitudinal aging studies. Although several databases of longitudinal aging studies exist, none of these are comprehensive or complete. In this article, we review selected databases of longitudinal aging studies. We also make recommendations on future steps to create a comprehensive database. Additionally, we discuss issues related to data harmonization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-589
Number of pages6
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Biomarkers
  • Database
  • Longitudinal study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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