COSMIC Membership Criteria

COSMIC (Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium) aims to bring together cohort studies of cognitive ageing internationally in order to facilitate a better understanding of the determinants of cognitive ageing and neurocognitive disorders.

Studies are eligible to participate in COSMIC if they meet the following membership criteria:

1. Are epidemiological, and therefore population-based.

2. Have a minimum sample size of 500.

3. Examine individuals aged 60 years and over.

4. Are longitudinal, with a minimum of two assessments.

5. Include assessment of cognitive function as an important, if not central, objective.

6. The outcome measures include dementia and/or cognitive impairment and/or cognitive decline.

Studies from Africa, South America and Eastern Europe are particularly encouraged to join.


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