10/66 Ten Years on – Monitoring and Improving Health Expectancy by Targeting Frailty Among Older People in Middle Income Countries
Professor Martin Prince has been awarded a prestigious grant from the European Commission. The European Research Council Advanced grant is to further his research with the 10/66 Dementia Research Group data set.
The project, entitled 10/66 Ten Years on: Monitoring and Improving Health Expectancy by Targeting Frailty Among Older People in Middle Income Countries (known as Life2Years 10/66), will conduct the new 10/66 survey waves (3rd prevalence wave in 2015 and nested cohort follow up 18 months later).
The study sites will involve Mexico (PI Dr Ana Luisa Sosa), Peru (PI Dr Veronica Jimenez), China (Dr Yueqin Huang), Cuba (PI Dr Juan Llibre Rodriguez), Puerto Rica (Dr Daisy Acosta), and Venezuela (Dr Aquiles Salas). The objectives of the Project will be:
- To compare health expectancies between Low and Middle Income Countries at different levels of economic and human development
- In different phases of demographic and health transition
- To delineate secular changes in the prevalence and distribution of chronic diseases
- To improve understanding of the contribution of frailty to dependence and disability.
Project start-up meeting in Madrid, September 2015