Kurihara Project

Principal Investigator

Professor Kenichi Meguro
Department of Geriatric Behavioral Neurology,
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine,
2-1, Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku,
980-8575 Sendai,
Email: kenichi.meguro.e6@tohoku.ac.jp

Data Contact

Kenichi Meguro
Email: kenichi.meguro.e6@tohoku.ac.jp


Setting: Kurihara, northern Japan
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2013
Participants: 590 individuals aged 75-95 years
Assessment Schedule: Baseline and follow-up between 3 and 5 years later
Measures: Baseline measures included the CDR and dementia diagnosis, neurobehavioural testing, and MRI. Cognitive tests were the MMSE, Trail Making Test A, and the Digit Symbol Substitution Test. The follow-up measure was diagnosis of dementia using the AD8 Dementia Screening Interview

Further Information

  • Kumai et al. Neuroepidemiologic and Neurobehavioral Characteristics of Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome in an Old-Old Population: The Kurihara Project. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2016;6:176–182.