Epidemiology of Dementia in Central Africa (EPIDEMCA)

Principal Investigator

Prof. Pierre-Marie Preux
UMR 1094 Neuroepidemiologue Tropicale,
Faculte de Medecine, 2 rue du Dr Marcland,
 87025 Limoges cedex, FRANCE
Email: pierre-marie.preux@unilim.fr

Maelenn Guerchet
Email: maelenn.guerchet@unilim.fr 

Data Contact

Maelenn Guerchet
Email: maelenn.guerchet@unilim.fr 


Setting: Central African Republic and Republic of Congo
Start Date: 2011–12
End Date: 2014
Participants: 2002 people aged 65 years old and over (around 500 rural and 500 urban in each country)
Assessment Schedule: Baseline and 2-year follow-up
Measures: (1) Sociodemographic status; (2) Lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors; (3) Health status and frailty; (4) Cognition, diagnoses of MCI and dementia, stressful life events; (5) Blood samples and genotyping

Further Information

  • Guerchet M, Mbelesso P, Ndamba-Bandzouzi B et al. Epidemiology of dementia in Central Africa (EPIDEMCA): protocol for a multicentre population-based study in rural and urban areas of the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo. Springerplus. 2014 Jul 3;3:338. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-338.