Welcome to the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology

Welcome to the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE)

CCACE is a centre of excellence to advance research into how ageing affects cognition (cognitive ageing), and how mental ability in youth affects health and longevity (cognitive epidemiology).

CCACE is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and the University of Edinburgh. 

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Information on CCACE's status after 31.8.2018

CCACE was funded by MRC and BBSRC for two five-year periods, from 1.9.2008 until 31.8.2018.

From 1.9.2018 until 31.8.2019 CCACE continues, with a no-cost extension, for specific projects. It no longer has core staff facilities, its PhD programme, its courses, or its other services to members.

Until 31.8.2020, CCACE's full and associate members may use the CCACE name and affiliation, and still refer to CCACE as a Lifelong Health & Wellbeing centre.

Ian Deary

Director, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology 


You can continue to find out more about CCACE on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook. 



Read our review/commentary articles

If you would like to access our cognitive ageing and cognitive epidemiology review and/or commentary papers then click here

Join our mailing list

Please email ccace@ed.ac.uk


What research work does CCACE do?

CCACE examines cognitive ageing from a range of perspectives.

Find out what our research groups do by clicking here

CCACE KE Activities

 CCACE engages in many forms of knowledge exchange, engaging with schools, the general public, media, business and policy makers.

Find out more here.

News and stories for CCACE

Find out about some of our CCACE news items, read stories on some of our past activities and access our newsletters by clicking here

CCACE Software and Resources

 Click here to access our freely available CCACE software and resources for:

Guide to systematic reviews and meta-analysis / R programming script / Deary-Liewald Reaction Time Test / summary results for data sharing