NIA PPG AG04939
The Einstein Aging Study (EAS) is a longitudinal study of cognitive aging. Since 1980, the EAS team has examined both normal aging and challenges associated with aging, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. EAS is a noteworthy study because it constitutes a large and racially and economically-diverse group of older adults. Currently, there are over 600 participants in the study.
The Center for Healthy Aging is partnered with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York for this study. EAS is supported by grants from the National Institute of Aging.
Researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging are involved in a study of stress and pain in the EAS sample. The study involves intensive data collection (i.e., daily diaries delivered on electronic tablets) about daily experiences along with measures of HPA axis functioning (i.e., diurnal profiles of salivary cortisol); we are using these intensive measures to determine whether they predict cognitive decline in the longitudinal data from the main EAS project.