Mats Thorslund, PI (www.sweold.se)
The aim of this study is to describe and analyze the living conditions of elderly people in Sweden. A nationally representative group of people over age of 75 take physical and memory tests and are interviewed about a wide range of topics, from mobility and health to budget and family. If a participant cannot be interviewed because of poor health, researchers talk with a close relative or caregiver. So far, tests and interviews have been conducted in 1992, 2002, 2004, and 2010.