NEW Aging Data Resource from TILDA - Cognitive Data Comparability Guide

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) recently released a report

to guide data users on cognition and Dementia research with data resources at the variable level:

"The CANDID initiative Leveraging Cognitive Ageing Dementia Data from Around the World" 

A GBHI - HRS/TILDA collaboration Cognitive data comparability guide 

by Celine De Loose, Joanne Feeney and Rose Anne Kenny

"The aim of the CANDID initiative (Leveraging Cognitive Ageing Dementia Data from Around the World) is to ease access to, and usability of, a platform of global datasets within the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) family of longitudinal aging studies. The HRS, a longitudinal, population-based study of 20,000 adults aged 51+ in the United States, has been collecting a vast array of health, economic and social data since 1992. Many other countries have followed suit, developing longitudinal, population-based studies using the HRS template, using harmonised survey questions and methods. These studies from around the world contain rich data pertinent to cognitive aging and brain health, which can be leveraged to answer important research questions on dementia prevalence, risk factors and care worldwide, and to inform policy and prevention strategies." 

The guide addresses how to access and use the cognitive variables publicly available across twelve HRS-family studies, including TILDA.

Definitions and descriptions of the cognitive tests and variables available across studies are provided,

as well as comparability guidelines for best practice use of the cognitive variables across studies and waves.

Visit the TILDA project site for more reports and information. 

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Apr 21, 2021

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