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DYNOPTA - Dynamic Analyses to Optimise Ageing
ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment


CANBERRA longitudinal study (CLS)

The Canberra Longitudinal Study of Ageing (CLS) examines the health and memory of older Australians. CLS is a four-wave 12-year longitudinal study of 1 000 people aged 70 and over living in Canberra and Queanbeyan. Commencing in 1990, the study aims to identify predictors of memory decline and dementia and provide epidemiological data on mental disorders in older Australians. Although the study focuses primarily on depression and cognitive impairment, extensive questionnaires and codebooks on physical health and mortality are also available.

Funding for the study was provided by NHMRC Project Grants.

DYNOPTA Associate Investigator:

See the list of publications on research findings from CLS at: