COSMIC Studies

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.

Member studies: Contact details & summaries


  1. Atma Jaya Cognitive & Aging Research (ACtive Aging Research)
  2. Chinese Longitudinal Aging Study (CLAS)
  3. Hisayama Study
  4. Hong Kong Memory and Ageing Prospective Study (HK-MAPS)
  5. Korean Longitudinal Study on Cognitive Aging and Dementia (KLOSCAD)
  6. Kurihara Project
  7. LRGS TUA: Neuroprotective Model for Healthy Longevity among Malaysian Older Adults
  8. MYNAH (MYsore studies of Natal effects on Ageing  and Health)
  9. Sasaguri Genkimon Study (SGS)
  10. Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies (SLAS I & II)
  11. Tajiri Project


  1. Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project
  2. Sydney Memory and Ageing Study (Sydney MAS)


  1. Cognitive Function & Ageing Studies (CFAS)
  2. Etude Santé Psychologique Prévalence Risques et Traitement (ESPRIT)
  3. Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies (Sweden)
  4. Hellenic Longitudinal Investigation of Aging and Diet (HELIAD)
  5. Invecchiamento Cerebrale in Abbiategrasso (Invece.Ab)
  6. Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA75+)
  7. Maastricht Ageing Study (MAAS)
  8. ZARADEMP Project (ZARAgoza DEMentia DEPression Project)

Middle East

  1. Bushehr Elderly Health (BEH) Program

North America

  1. Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA)
  2. Einstein Aging Study (EAS)
  3. Monongahela Valley Independent Elders Survey (MoVIES)
  4. Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA)
  5. Washington Heights Inwood and Columbia Aging Project (WHICAP)

South and Latin America

  1. Bambui Cohort Study of Ageing (BCSA)
  2. Cuban Health and Alzheimer Study (CHAS)
  3. São Paulo Ageing & Health Study (SPAH)

Provisional members:

  1. Framingham Heart Study (FHS)
  2. Mayo Clinic Study of Aging (MCSA)
  3. Leiden 85-plus Study
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