What is LASI - Diagnostic Assessment of Dementia?

LASI - Diagnostic Assessment of Dementia (DAD) is an in-depth study of cognitive aging and dementia for a sub-sample of the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI). We aim to estimate the prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment and to contribute to a better understanding of the determinants of late-life cognition, cognitive aging, and dementia.

Our Goals

  • To develop a protocol to assess dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
  • To estimate prevalence of dementia and MCI
  • To investigate modifiable risk factors of dementia and MCI
  • To study the impact of dementia and MCI on families and the society