Three studies by HAALSI researchers based on a rapidly aging population in rural South Africa are contributing to the much-needed scientific literature on global cognitive aging. A study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring found that a multidisciplinary, web-based consensus conference approach for diagnosing cognitive impairment and dementia in rural South Africa was feasible, and identified the key factors responsible for diagnostic variability among raters. In…
A study published by researchers affiliated with the French Constances cohort (a nationally representative sample of 200,000 adults aged between 18 and 69) reveals that neighborhoods suffering from socioeconomic deprivation were linked to cognitive impairment. Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, is co-PI on the project and one of the study authors.
Data collected during the Work, Family & Health Network study suggests that every minute counts when it comes to work performance! Just 16 minutes of sleep loss can negatively impact work performance the next day. Learn more in this article written by WFHN researchers. Photo: William Brawley on Flickr
A study by Collin Payne, PhD, a recent Bell Fellow and current research associate at the Harvard Pop Center, focuses on the under-explored patterns that link cognition, health and well-being in a low-income population.
Harvard Bell Fellow Collin Payne is lead author on a working paper that investigates the cognitive health of the understudied, growing population of aging adults (+45 years) in Sub-Saharan Africa.