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Changing lives, changing brains - project description

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We will study life-course effects of and interactions between family and work in adulthood for risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and cognitive impairment in older adults.


Summary

We will study life-course effects of and interactions between family and work in adulthood for risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and cognitive impairment in older adults. This will be done by exploiting the exceptional Norwegian HUNT (Nord-Trondelag Health Study) dataset, a large ongoing prospective population level study that includes cohorts born 1900 – 1960 (including more than 11700 participants aged 70+ years), combined with Norwegian national registry data. Family patterns have fundamentally changed in Western countries in the second half of the 20th century, with more childlessness, partnership disruptions, cohabitation and “patchwork”-families (following (re-) partnering with own children and step-children). This project will study the joint effect of changing family and work dynamics on risk of ADRD.

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Project participants

Project leader

Yaakov Stern, Columbia University in the City of New York

Project participants

Jordan Weiss, University of Pennsylvania
Catherine E Bowen, University of Pennsylvania
Eric Bonsang, University Paris Dauphine (Paris IX)
Sarah Tom, Columbia University in the City of New York
Bjørn-Atle Reme, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Jonathan Wörn, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Bo Engdahl, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Jennifer Ruth Harris, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Asta Kristine Håberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Steinar Krokstad, HUNT Research Centre, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Geir Selbæk, Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for aldring og helse, Vestfold Hospital Trust
Bernt Magne Bratsberg, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research
Astanand Jugessur, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Vegard Fykse Skirbekk, Senter for fruktbarhet og helse, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Start

01.07.2020

End

30.06.2025

Status

Active

Project owner/ Project manager

Norwegian Institute of Public Health