COSMIC Publications

CHeBA Consortia - COSMIC
Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium: An international consortium to combine data from population-based longitudinal cohorts studies to identify common risk factors for dementia and cognitive decline.


Sachdev et al. COSMIC (Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium): an international consortium to identify risk and protective factors and biomarkers of cognitive ageing and dementia in diverse ethnic and sociocultural groups. BMC Neurol. 2013;13:165. BMC Neurol. 2013 Nov 6;13:165 (PDF).

Sachdev et al. The prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in diverse geographical and ethnocultural regions: The COSMIC collaboration. PLOS One. 2015;10:e0142388. PLOS One. 2015 Nov 5;10(11):e0142388 (PDF).

Lipnicki et al. Age-related cognitive decline and associations with sex, education and apolipoprotein E genotype across ethnocultural groups and geographic regions: a collaborative cohort study. PLoS Med. 2017;14(3):e1002261. PLoS Med 14(3): e1002261 (PDF).

Jang et al. Differential effects of completed and incomplete pregnancies on the risk of Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2018;91(7):e643-e651 (PFD).

Oltra-Cucarella et al. Visual memory tests enhance the identification of amnestic MCI cases at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Oct 25:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S104161021800145X. Online ahead of print.

Lipnicki et al. Determinants of cognitive performance and decline in 20 diverse ethno-regional groups: A COSMIC collaboration cohort study. PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002853.

Maasakkers et al. The association of sedentary behaviour and cognitive function in people without dementia: A coordinated analysis across five cohort studies. Sports Med. 2020 Feb;50(2):403-413.

Turana et al. Factors associated with odour identification in older Indonesian and white Australian adults. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2020 Feb;32(2):215-221.

Makkar et al. APOE ε4 and the Influence of Sex, Age, Vascular Risk Factors, and Ethnicity on Cognitive Decline. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 May 12;glaa116. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa116. Online ahead of print.


In Press

Makkar et al. Education and the moderating roles of age, sex, ethnicity and apolipoprotein epsilon 4 on the risk of cognitive impairment. Arch Gerontol Geriatr.

Carles et al. A Cross-National Study of Depression in Pre-clinical Alzheimer’s Disease: a COSMIC Collaboration Study. Alzheimers Dement.

Bae et al. Does parity matter in women’s risk of dementia?: a COSMIC collaboration cohort study. BMC Med.



Roehr et al. Estimating prevalence of subjective cognitive decline across international cohort studies of ageing: A COSMIC study. Alzheimers Res Ther.

Bae et al. Parity and the risk of incident dementia: a COSMIC collaboration cohort study. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci.


In Preparation

Makkar et al. Body mass index and cognitive decline in diverse ethno-regional groups: The COSMIC Collaboration.

Oltra-Cucarella et al. Decline in verbal and visual memory in mild cognitive impairment: predictors of AD and associations with biomarkers.

Mewton et al. The relationship between alcohol use trajectories and health, mortality and cognition in older adults.

Suh et al. Sleep, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia in Elderly Cohorts with Ethnoracial Diversity.

Lipnicki et al. Risk of MCI and dementia after cancer, and vice versa.

Anastasiou et al. Nutrition and cognitive health in the older population: emphasis on food groups consumption and dietary patterns.

Lennon et al. The relationship between blood pressure and risk of cognitive decline.

Pakpahan et al. Development and validation of risk models for the prediction of dementia in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A consortium of population-based cohort studies.

Hyun et al. The associations among education, occupational complexity, and late-life cognition.

Lam et al. Rates of progression to dementia in diverse ageing populations, using different dementia harmonisation methods including delta.

Tuffy et al. The association between cardiovascular risk factor variability with dementia risk and cognitive impairment.

Deckers et al. Maximizing dementia risk reduction: the impact of demographic/diversity factors on a modifiable dementia risk score.

Ding et al. Physical activity and cognitive decline in older adults.

Gong et al. Sex differences in risk factors for dementia and cognitive decline.

Rosana et al. The prevalence of poor mobility in older adults: A coordinated analysis from the COSMIC collaboration

Samtani et al. Social Health and Reserve in the Dementia patient journey project.

Bae et al. Differential effect of family history on the risk for dementia by sex.