Dementia parents

Dementia parents

LASA filenames:
LASA092
LASA708

Contact: Almar Kok

Background

Persons whose father or mother has had dementia are more likely to develop dementia themselves, although the rate varies considerably. Genes, such as apolipoprotein E (ApoE), do play some role in the development of dementia, but their specific effects are still under study.

Measurement instrument in LASA

Dementia of parents was assessed by four items; two identical ones for the biological mother and father separately: whether a diagnosis of dementia or severe memory dysfunction was ever determined by a medical doctor, and whether he/she was ever treated for this in a hospital or other care institution.

Questionnaires

LASAD092 / LAS2B092 (main interview, in Dutch);
LASAD708 (telephone interview with RESP, in Dutch)

Variable information

LASAD092 (pdf);
LAS2B0922;
LASAD708 (pdf)

Availability of information per wave
¹

 BCDE
2B*
FGH

3B*
MB*IJK*
Dementia parents

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¹ More information about the LASA data collection waves is available here.
² Available upon request

* 2B=baseline second cohort;
3B=baseline third cohort;
MB=migrants: baseline first cohort;
K=future wave 2021-2022

Ma=data collected in main interview;
Tr=data collected in telephone interview with respondent

Previous use in LASA

So far, these questions have not been used in scientific articles.

Date of last update: October 2, 2018