LSAHA is a research study on dementia and related health and social challenges in Lebanon. Its goal is to find ways to prevent dementia among older adults in Lebanon and to make aging a better experience for them. The study is a collaboration of researchers at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and Georgetown University and the University of Michigan in the United States.
LSAHA is a survey study of a representative sample of 3,000 residents of Lebanon aged 60 years and above. Study staff administer a survey questionnaire to the participants with standardized questions about their personal, social, and economic background, about their cognitive, physical and mental health, and about their present and past life experiences.
The study plans to re-contact all participants in the future to ask them about changes in their personal, social and economic circumstances, and changes in their health and well-being.
LSAHA is funded by a research grant from the National Institutes of Health in the United States (R01AG069016).