Hellenic Longitudinal Investigation of Aging and Diet

Principal Investigator

Nikolaos Scarmeas
Eginition Hospital
72 Vasilisis Sofias Avenue
Athens, Greece, 11528
Email: ns257@columbia.edu

Data Contact

Lena Margioti
Email: eleni_margioti@yahoo.gr


Setting: Larisa / Marousi, Greece
Start Date: 2010
End Date: ongoing
Participants: Random population sample of 1500 individuals aged ≥65 years
Assessment Schedule: Face-to-face interviews at 3 year intervals
Measures: (1) Complete Neuropsychiatric evaluations assessing dementia, MCI and cognitive performance and decline for most cognitive domains; (2) Broad range of sociodemographic, lifestyle, dietary, nutrional risk, physical activity, physical performance, mobility, anthropometric, functional, overal health factors, psychiatric-mental health factors and conditions, neurological asessments for essential tremor, parkinsonian disorders, cerebrovascular disorders; (3) Blood samples stored (serum, plasma, DNA)


Further Information

Dardiotis et al. The Hellenic Longitudinal Investigation of Aging and Diet (HELIAD): Rationale, study design, and cohort description. Neuroepidemiology, 2014;43:9-14.