Aging research


LLFS: Long Life - Family Study*

Longitudinal study of families from the U.S. and Denmark with multiple members who have reached an very old age. Siblings are enrolled together with their children, cousins and spouses. 
| 2008-2024 | Project description


Health and Physical Functioning Among Older Danes in the Beginning of the 21st Century 

PhD Project: The overall aim of this project is to study health and physical functioning among Danes aged 65+ in the beginning of the 21st century based on comparative and combined analyses of existing literature and health surveys.
| 2020-2023 | Project description


Development and Sex-Disparity in Health Adjusted Life Expectancy in the European Population

PhD Project: The aim of the project is to estimate the development in health adjusted life expectancy in Europe using data collected from several European countries over 11 years (2004-2015). A special emphasis will be put on sex-disparity in aging due to the The Male-Female Health-Survival Paradox"
| 2019-2023 | Project description


Why men die while women suffer

Today women enjoy a longer life than men in all countries of the world, but women tend to report poorer self-rated health, they have higher disability levels at all ages and perform more poorly on physical tests than men. In the search for clues to explain these sex differences in life expectancy we use data from the Danish health registries and our oldest-old cohorts. 
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SHARE : Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe*

Survey on health, ageing and retirement among 50+ year-old Europeans with questions on demographics, health og socio-economic conditions. The study involves participants from 27 countries and data is collected every two years. 
| 2004-2023 | Project description


Health, treatment and well-being in the last years of life

Danish Aging Research Center conducts research in human aging processes from cross-disciplinary angles. We combine aging research from both quantative and qualitative fields. 
| 2019-2024 | Danish Aging Research Center


The Danish centenarian studies 


The Danish 1915 Birth Cohort Study*
|: Adding years to life - or life to years

Health profile of 100-year-olds Danes including Cardiovascular assessment. 
| 2015-2016 | Project description


5-COOP: Birth Cohorts 1911-12*

Survey on centenarians born in Denmark 1911/12 - with similar studies of 100-year-olds in France, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan. 
| 2011-2012 |


The Danish 1910 Cohort*

Interview study with questions on: Family, education, work, living habits, health, illnesses and medication consumption, daily abilities (ADL), personality and mental well-being. 
| 2010 |


The Danish 1905 Cohort*

Longitudinal study of Danes born in 1905. The participants were enrolled in 1998 (when they were about 93 years of age) and follow-ups were conducted in 2000, 2003 og 2005. 
| 1998-2005 |


The 1895 Danish Birth Cohort*

All Danes born in 1905 were invited to participate in a home-based, two hour, multidimensional interview, including cognitive and physical performance tests and the collection of DNA. The participants were re-visited at 101½, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 and 108 years of age. 
| 1995-2003 |


The Danish Centenarian Registry

The Danish Centenarian Register is intended to serve as a resource for demographic studies of the oldest Danes. The register mainly contains a historical part, which as far back as possible includes all Danes who have died at the age of 100 years or more since the 1835th. 
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Family Studies


LLFS : Long Life - FamilyStudy*

Longitudinal study of families from the U.S. and Denmark with multiple members who have reached an very old age. Siblings are enrolled together with their children, cousins and spouses. 
| 2008-2024 | Project description


GeHA: Genetics of Healthy Aging*

EU-finansieret projektet med deltagelse fra følgende lande: Danmark, Finland, England, Tyskland, Holland, Belgien, Frankrig, Italien, Grækenland, Polen og Ukraine. I alt deltog der +90-årige fra 2.650 familier. 
| 2004-2008 | Project description


DOS: The Danish Oldest-old Siblings study*

Undersøgelser af danske tvillinger tyder på, at det kan være muligt at identificere specifikke genetiske faktorer ved at søskende. Ved at identificere søskendepar ved hjælp af danske kirkebøger, har vi identificeret omkring 4.500 familier, hvor to eller flere søskende er blevet over 88 år gamle. Biologiske materiale giver mulighed for at undersøge bl.a. arvelige forhold af betydning for menneskets helbred og livslængde. 
| 2004-2005 | Project description


Echa: European Challenge of Healthy Aging*

Familieundersøgelse med deltagelse af to generationer. Formålet var at undersøge funktionsevne og helbred hos 50-60 årige, hvis forældre var blevet meget gamle. Deltagerne fra den ældste generation var 95-105 år - mens gennemsnitsalderen for deres børn var 65 år. Projektet blev udført i samarbejde med deltagere fra Frankrig, Italien og Danmark. 
| 2002-2004 | Project description